But, moving on...
A couple days ago, we finally resolved to get someone to come out and do the pool for us. There were a couple reasons. First - I haven't had time to even shower more than once a week, let alone put all the time it takes to prep and clean a pool properly, and even if I DID have time to spend cleaning the filter and vacuuming out all the gunk from the pool, I likely would rather spend it with my son who is about as awesome as anyone could possibly imagine. Second - I'm very much into stimulating the economy, so i feel like any extra cash that I have should be given away to local businesses and merchants so that we can get our economy back on track. And third - a health inspector came and said that he (I found out later it was actually a she) would fine us if we didn't clean it up ASAP.
The jury is still out on whether it was just a routine check on people's pools, or one of our evil neighbors called the health inspectors, worrying about something the inspector called, "West-Side Nile Virus", or something else called "Malaysia". But I replied back to him/her, "But hey, most of this neighborhood is Russian, and we've all got Hammer and Sickle Cell Anemia, so we're protected against Malaysia!" He/She didn't care much about that.
|This design is insensitive to people suffering from that terrible disease|
Now, I know what you're thinking..."haven't you learned your lesson with Russian contractors?". To which I reply - "no, especially when they're less than a third of the price." Then you say, "But Bill, he snapped the handle off of your filter, he's been working on the pool for three days and there hasn't been any noticeable change, and you still haven't met him face to face!" And I have to stick by my guns and reply, "DID YOU HEAR - A THIRD OF THE PRICE".
|The one on the left is NOT my babysitter.|
Valerie promised me that by Monday, we'd be able to swim in our pool. And if Russians are anything, they're true to their word. So you all are invited over Tuesday for a massive game of Sharks and Minnows.