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So we found the most level part of the yard and laid it out and started to put it together. Did I say that it’s 104 degrees? Well, it was/is/will be for the next few days.
My stepson, Steven, is helping us, too. This boy is freaking amazing with it comes to fixing (repairing, for you Yankees), building and maintaining stuff around the house. We (me) can work on something for an hour and he walks up and points out the problem and fixes it. I have to hold on real tight to my ‘Man Card’ when he is around.
Finally we get it put together and, per the instruction, ran an inch of water to check if it’s level. But you know, you can fool or coax water when it's trying to find its level. It is what it is. So this water found that it is three inches deep on one side and dry on the other. So we had to tear it down and shovel out some dirt to make it level.
Did I say it’s 104 degrees – in the shade?
Anypool, we finally got it set up and leveled, but found out that it will take 7,000 gallons of water to fill it up. That’s like nine million liters in Metrics. (I don’t do conversions very well.) That is a little more than our water pump and 1” water hose can handle. Hell, it would be winter by the time the pool filed up.
So we are having the water delivered. In water a truck…two trips. And I can sit in the shade with my diet Coke and let someone else fill it up…did I say it’s over 104 degrees (that’s something like a hundred million degrees Celsius).
Anyway, I will let you know how it feels in a day or two. I can’t get into the water yet because of my tattoo. It is still scabbing and peeling. But, anyspash, I know you are jealous because it is hot where you are, too.
Did I mention that it’s 104 degrees here?