We have an inground pool at home.
I am the one who runs it, cleans it and maintains it.
But we have always used a pool company to open and close the pool because I just didn’t think I knew enough to do that myself. And it’s a couple hundred bucks to open the pool, but I’ve never really thought twice about it because I didn’t have to stress about doing it, and I know it’s done the right way.
But if you don’t schedule the pool opening early, they get booked up and then you have to wait a long time.
Which is what happened to me this year. I totally forgot to call to schedule the pool opening. We usually open it in early May so it’s ready to use Memorial Day weekend.
By the time I called last week the earliest opening they had was May 31st which is obviously after Memorial Day.
The kids would be really bummed, and to be honest, I was really really bummed.
I asked them to let me know if there was any chance I could get moved up in line, and they told me they’d let me know if there were any cancellations.
I thought about calling the owner because I know him, but I didn’t want to be that guy.
And then a couple days ago I wrote a post about how I helped my friend out with her lawn mower and how she felt so empowered and then I was like
FUCK IT. I’M NOT WAITING FOR THE DAMN POOL GUYS. I’M GONNA OPEN THAT FUCKER MYSELF.
So I went to the University of You Tube, watched about 4 videos, called my dad to see if he wanted to be my assistant, and today, for the first time in the ten years that we have lived at our house,
I opened the pool myself.
Why I waited so long to do this, I’m not sure.
But all I can say is that today, there is one less thing I need help with, and one more thing I can do all by myself.
And that feels pretty fucking good.
That’s gotta feel so good to have mastered something that you now, no longer need to pay for!! Love the sassy hair and photo too btw. 🙂