Friday, April 7, 2017

How it looks a three days later




After a rain storm and a few days. Here's what it looks like. I splashed the foreground before I took the picture :)

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Pool leaks ...

Sometime last year before Angela and I went on out trip to to Ireland the pool was leaking like a sieve. We FINALLY got someone out to look at it and isolate it to the return jet in the pool. Yeah. About a year ago. I'll have to wait for it to pop up on my Facebook feed to give a definite date on when we finally got the thing figured out. Anyway. We waited and waited for them (the original pool people) to come back. Nope. Not that fall when I thought they would. Then the freezes came. Yeah. Not then. Then spring rolled around. Nope not then either.

So I gave up and called around and TODAY (even after being forgotten AGAIN) and having to call the man to ask if he was coming. TODAY this is what is happening at my house!!!!


So they pressure tested with a compressor. I could HEAR the gurgle and there was NO doubt that the leak was there!!


They cut and then they started hammering.


And digging


And digging....

(Ok NOW is when the series get funny.). They are pressurizing the line again....

Where IS the leak?? Can you HEAR it or see exactly where it's coming from?


Puts his head in hole to see if he can hear it.


Is it on??


Yep!!! He can move fast!!!


There is a BIG stream of water!!


Up close. The pool guy barely avoided this one one. Disaster waiting to happen for sure. So. We're on the mend!! Yay!!!


Grinders on holes. Pull out old crappy job, put in new pretty job!!


Lots of work!!!


Next up new pipe between A and B and we're back in business. I'm thrilled!!





Mud put back in the hole with some odd pieces of concrete.

The actual concrete fix came about dark and quite frankly after I was over my thill of the whole process, so here is what I can see by the outdoor lights.


Yeah. Way too dark a picture for sure. Pretty much dark wet concrete. No, I didn't put my initials in it!

We have two hoses filling the pool with water as I type. :) it may be full by 11pm at this rate.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

More spring and yard stuff

Well, I have no pictures of the mulch that I finished. Drat it!!


I do have these pretty Amaryllis blooms that have sprouted on my wall :)

And a sneak visitor.


What I thought was a dog turned out to be a raccoon. You can see his bum just to the left of the set of three trees in the back. He was limping on his way back. :(


Here you can see a blob of him just to the right of the trunk where the two branches go left and right at the same level. Now is where I wish we could just add a circle on the screen.


You can see his ears peeking over the top of the squirrel nest...looks like he has a twig sprouting from the middle of his head - ha!

Ah, for want of a better camera at that moment. Oh, well. I spotted him and took what pictures I could.

He had such a hard time getting to the top that I didn't have the heart to do more than just talk to him at that point. Hope he got some much needed rest and moved on. Time will tell, eh?