Friday, August 22, 2008

Only 10 days left...

I just posted on my community's blog the pool hours for the remainder of the season. As most of you know, I'm a pool junkie. Cleveland has 3 months of nice weather, and I make the most of it. It'll be 10 degrees out before we blink.

Some people think I'm selfish because I won't make other plans on the weekends. I don't do yard work or house work on the weekends – that stuff can be done any week night after work. The weekends are my time. I work hard all week, and I want to enjoy my 2 days off... at least from 11:00 a.m
. to 4:00.

I can't remember a time I didn't have a pool to use for summer. We always belonged to a Country Club or had one in our subdivi
sion. I was a real pool kid – lived there in June, July and August. I ruled the pool. It was MY pool. And I was a great swimmer as a kid (I still am). I actually swam as a teenager – and didn't care about boys or my tan. By the way, I was getting a better tan IN the pool, and swimming WITH the boys.

So, naturally it was a must for M's and my house that it had a pool. Our first summer on Memorial Day weekend, I went early to my pool. (notice I said MY pool - as I rule this one too :) There are 25 lounge chairs for 222 homes. Do the math and you'll know why I showed up early. This comic sa
ys it all (click to view larger).

I quickly discovered that only 10% or so of the residents use my pool... much to my advantage. There are only ten days left of the pool season – so don't expect much of me during the hours of 11:00 and 4:00 – I'll be busy. :)

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