Sunday, July 31, 2011
Lucie had a good week at camp but her shoulder/rotator cuff pain is getting worse. Going for an MRI next Friday.
I've spent a lot of time floating in the pool lately. The water temp is in the upper 80's every day so I am making the most of it while I can. When we first put the pool in, we had tree people come and cut the over-hanging limbs back. They have grown back so we get a lot of stuff dropping in the water from the trees (and the critters that live in them). Pretty much every day is a vacuuming day.
Hard to believe tomorrow is August 1...
Posted by Shawn H at 9:29 PM
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Our first tenting experience was not that great because of the hard ground. So I dug out our queen sized air mattress and went to work finding and repairing the leak. It has a built-in pump so I pumped her up and took it out to the pool. I found the leak and remembered it was a spot that Jasmine had stepped on and poked a hole in it with her toenail. So I went to work coating it with glue and putting on patches. Seems much better.
Yesterday Lucie and I took a 2.5 hour drive down to Bethany Beach. Really nice little area. Of course it was 102º out but at least there there was a strong breeze. I wasn't too excited about sitting on the hot sand baking (even under an umbrella) so we walked around the shops and looked at things. Nice time. Stopped for supper on the way home. It was pretty relaxing because Elliott stayed home with the dogs (Ashleigh was working) so we didn't have a curfew to beat.
Posted by Shawn H at 11:47 AM
Saturday, July 9, 2011
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Saturday, July 2, 2011
Had some cable modem issues - it would randomly reboot. Annoying to me - devastating to Elliott when he is trying to play XBox online. So I went to Comcast and picked up a rental to test. If it holds up, I will know my old modem was dying. It's only been a few days but the rental hasn't rebooted yet.
Got a weird pool issue - silt on the bottom. It is very fine and wispy but dark. It is not sandy or gritty. If I wipe my hand over it, it sorts of fades away. But settles back down on the bottom. I have vacuumed it out with the filter set to WASTE so it doesn't re-circulate but rather pumps straight out to the yard. The next day the bottom is silty again. I may have to add some stuff to make it coagulate ("flocculate" is the technical term) and try to vacuum it out again.
Ashleigh is pretty much working full time over the summer. Elliott is in vacation mode. He got his report card - straight A's and is in the top 10 of his class. He plays lacrosse Thursday afternoons and is driving.
My feet are doing much, much better. The two cortisone shots, inserts, meds, exercises and wicked expensive new sneakers are really helping. I thought it would be the end of my basketball career but the Doc says I have a ways to go...
No big plans for the 4th. But tomorrow night will be the first night in the Hale family tent. Should be quite an experience...
Posted by Shawn H at 9:35 PM