About June 10th, I started cleaning up around the outside of my house. I wanted to get the place in condition for a 4th of July BBQ/Pool Party for Lori and her kids. Here are a bunch of pictures from the July 4TH BBQ/Pool Party.
It took many hours of hard work to get the place in shape for the party. Here is what my swimming pool looked like last fall.
Here’s what it looked like right after I trimmed the bushes and pumped the water off of the winter cover in June.
Here’s what the pool (and my girlfriend Lori) looked like yesterday at the BBQ.
I started the yard work, like I said, on June 10th.
I went to Rhode Island on June 23rd for the weekend with Lori and her kids. Lori's mom brought us a pancake and coffee breakfast in bed Saturday morning.
Sunday after the graduation party, we all sat up for a while talking. Lori's mom climbed in bed next to Lori while we talked.
My computer hard drive crashed a few days after I got back from Rhode Island. I took it to someone for repair and got it back on June 29th. This set me back on my posts a few days.
Then I spent all day, everyday, working outside. This is a shot of me taking a gin & tonic break from raking.
Lori cleaned the pool, which was no small task. There were tons of leaves and other crap that got in it when the cover was removed and from cleaning up around the pool.
Lori was the first one to christen to pool.
I power washed the deck and part of the back of the house. This is a picture I took today.
Mission accomplished! I finished up about ten minutes before they arrived yesterday for the party. I am proud of how the place is turning out.
I’m not done by a long shot. I still have a lot of things to do. Some of them are:
- Cut down a small tree
- Get the landscaper to take away that pile of trimmings in my driveway
- Finish power washing the rest of my house
- Power wash the stepping stones around to pool
- Putting treatment on my deck to keep it looking nice
- Buy a shed to put away all that stuff my son removed from the garage when he turned it into a clubhouse
- Get an updated estimate to replace my driveway
- Get the sprinkler system up and running
- But before most of that, THE BOAT! This coming weekend Lori and I have to start unloading my boat. I am selling it and need to get it in shape before I put it on the market. Anybody in the New York City metropolitan area want to buy the B.T. Express? (Not me silly, my boat) It’s a 1986, 39” Sea Ray Express Cruiser. One big selling point, the gas tanks are full of gas. With marine full selling for around $4.00 a gallon, those 300 gallons of gas will save the buyer about $1,200! The book price is about $55,000, so make me an offer and I’ll give you a good deal.