Monday, September 30, 2013

Autumn's coming

Tomorrow will be October 1. The leaves are beginning to turn and the weather is getting comfortable, even brisk in the early mornings. Now I wear my heavy bathrobe to sit on the patio in the mornings, and cover my legs with a beach towel we haven't put away yet. The pool is as clean as it's ever been, beautiful, but not tempting in this cooler weather.

Got an email today from the neighborhood Homeowners' Association. This community believes in caring for others; it was a note letting us know that one of our neighbor families is going through a hard time and may need some help. I went over there to see if I could take their garbage can out to the curb for them, but they weren't at home. I'm wondering if they were in a hospital.

Sunday, September 8, 2013


The following is in response to Mark Love's blog, unfinished (a woodworker's blog) :

Prayer is a wonderful gift that God has given to each of us, even me, that we can approach Him, that we can come into His Presence just as we are, full of fear and worry, lacking faith and love. He will accept us just as we are, and will give us wisdom, the peace that passes understanding, joy, love, unity with Him, salvation, forgiveness, reconciliation, understanding, blessing, faith. He makes it possible for us to do everything He has required of us. “Everyone who asks receives; who seeks finds; and to he who knocks, the door will be opened.” Matthew 7:8

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Pool update

The pool's looking like a swimming pool again! We have to let the chemicals and salt mix, but maybe tomorrow or Monday we can swim! Temperature's still in the 90s Fahrenheit here, so it's plenty warm/hot!

Husband has been working like a Trojan all week, mixing, vacuuming, adding water, pumping out water, driving across town to the pool company, then doing it all over again. Gradually it changed from dark green to medium, then light green, then we could see bottom! The vacuum for the algae on the bottom is a strange contraption attached to a tube that suctions it out onto the ground. He has it piped away from the house, and our yard it big so it's not going into our neighbor's yard either. It hasn't rained for 2-3 weeks, but the salt, etc probably isn't good for the grass.

Now it's blue and pretty again! Looking like it used to:
Pool looks a lot better now!