Life is not measured by the number of

breaths we take, but by the number of

moments that take our breath away.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Paver day one

Pavers were started today. The workers told me they were only going to do a small area and them finish on Monday. Well I ran off and when I came home they had placed almost all the pavers. Now there is just a small area to complete on Monday. There is also edging they have to do. They will really stand out when the deck has the acrylic lace it is a darker brown.

Thursday, June 26, 2008


The pavers have arrived! They were suppose to be here Last Tuesday. They should be layed tomorrow. Well I was wrong the pavers will be placed on Saturday and should be finished on Tuesday,then we can proceed on with the pool.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

One of Randee's friends in Ohio took this picture of her at the Lake yesterday, I love it You look beautiful pregnant.

The Foot

Milestone occurred today I finally got to take a shower!!! I feel soooo clean! This is the foot after the shower. I did not realize how swollen it still was. I get to start wearing a shoe, and will start increasing the time I wear it everyday. I see the Doctor in 3 weeks. Still no working, or driving.

Paver prep continues

The Paver prep continues packed sand and gravel.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

paver prep/tile

Here is the tile It is hard to see because it is so dusty. It looks very good real natural and it will look good with the pebble sheen we selected. The tile is blue and browns.
the bottom picture is the start of the prep work for the pavers. I think that they get placed tomorrow.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Monday morning 06:00

This morning I awoke to pounding out back. The decking is now poured. They started at 06:00 am and left at 11:00 am and walla! now there is decking around the pool

Thursday, June 12, 2008


Today two workers come out, first they painted the whole slide,rocks and decorative rocks black. I think it was to define the rocks and lines, then they painted the slide and all the rocks brown. Looks great. Water will flow out of the top area and make a waterfall,and people can slide down the slide.

1st Painted black

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Next step paint

Well it looks like rock now I think the next step is paint.
Woke up this morning at 6:30 and when I looked out the window there was foil all over the slide.Later when the foil came off we have the slide with rocks.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Slide continues

About 12:30 the work stopped and then at 2:00 it started up again this is the results from the second half of The day of the Grotto slide

Grotto slide

How many men does it take to build a grotto slide? I counted 9 of them. Today they started to build the foundation for the slide. The owner of Cameo pools came out to see the project. I am excited to see it done with all the rock in place, and the waterfall going.

Monday, June 9, 2008


Gunite done, now I have to water the pool 3 times a day.


Garage door and french doors
Well this is new since I have built a pool. The door knobs on all the doors going outside to the pool area have to be 54 inches from the ground. The door guy is here now installing the knob up higher and replacing the hinges with self closing hinges. I will paint the bottom plate white where the knob use to be

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Same day birthdays

This is the most recent picture I have of The Birthday kids. Yes as we all know Randee and Beegh share the same "B" day Randee is 4 hours older but she was also a month premature so really Beegh should be older. At least you didn't have Sharlie today. It is hard enough sharing your day with someone else. I am glad you two share it together. We love you both and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Twice,

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

The pool continues

There now is an electrical box with the equipment,also an added trench. Day 4
tomorrow June 5 th is the inspection from the city so I wont have pictures. Then the shotcete gets sprayed on Monday.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Day 3 of the pool

Rebar done. I'm not sure what is next I guess we will have to be surprised I talked to the super of our construction and he said it will take 5 weeks to finish the pool and the only reason it will take that long is we have a rock slide and that will add an additional 5 days to the build. I always thought it took much longer to build a pool. This is the 3rd pool we have built and you would think I would have remembered. I just remember that is seemed like it took a couple, or even a few months. I guess I was wrong.

progress of the foot

Today the bandages came off my foot and this is what it looks like. No bump!!! The Doctor cleaned it re dressed it and I graduated to a walking boot Heel touch for now then progressing as I feel that I can handle it, to a walk. I thought the boot would be low but it goes to my knee as you can see. Still no driving I see him again on the 17th of June.

Monday, June 2, 2008

the foot

Here is my foot 6 days after surgery. Tomorrow I go to the Doctor and get fitted for a boot. Hopefully I be able to get around better ( without crutches) they hurt my elbow and shoulders. My toes went black and blue. Thats because he broke my toe. Today my foot has hurt the most since surgery, I think it is the healing process.

pool continues

Day two plumbing done. The tall pipes are for the Grotto slide, the pump will be behind the slide.