I am sooo bummed. I found out this morning that I positively can NOT have a pool in my backyard. After paying money down and scheduling the digging to begin on July 6th — and hiring a dude to pull out shrubs to make more room — I now know that as long as I live here the best I’m gonna get is a Wal-mart kiddie pool. The City of Seymour thought running the sewer line right through the middle of my backyard was a wonderful idea.
Tonight, we drove all over town looking for houses that already have a pool or that have a backyard big enough to accommodate one. A drive-by on the one potential dampened my mood even more because it was a wreck in a poor location with no liner in the deteriorating pool… and it was over $200k and not worth sinking another $100k in it. When they say it’s a seller’s market — believe it.
Earlier in the day I went to my dentist’s appointment. When finished, I’ll have paid $3500 there and it’s not like going to the dentist is FUN or anything. And the $20 lottery scratch-off I bought early this morning (before getting hit with all this other stuff and was feeling lucky), was only worth $20.
Because I’m grumpy today and don’t care, I’m going to share a photo of my Mom and me. Taken outside in 95 degree weather — with NO POOL IN SIGHT — she looks a whole lot better than my sweaty self. I swear I look like Quasimodo in this photo… what’s up with that hump on my back anyway?? Sheesh! I sure hope tomorrow is a better day.