Wednesday, 27 June 2018

The girls are coming!!!

We haven't seen our Ottawa grandies in ages. As they grow (ages 8 and 10), their lives are busier, they have weekend birthday parties, and events to attend. Somedays, it's just R & R, and laundry for their family! They have a fun, diverse calendar, as well as many diverse friends. I'm so proud of them.

The good news is that in addition to going to "Spy Camp" in July (Welcome to Spy Camp! | Diefenbunker), they will be coming to visit us for "Gramma Camp!"

I prepared by filling the pool. (The girls had been talking affectionately about our pool time!) Hubby bought it on sale, and it was a really good deal, for all the joy it brings us. We are anticipating a heat wave this weekend. Last weekend was a bit cloudy and cool.

By the end of day two, the water in the pool had warmed up enough for me to hop in. (It comes out pretty cold!)  JB was off visiting a friend in hospital. I did a few gardening chores, and it was quite warm! I hopped in, just wearing my gardening dress.


The overnight temperatures do not help, but it is warmer than the 4 C. water that comes out of the well!
I read a post by an upper middle class media personality bemoaning the $8.59 carbon tax on the $200 bill for propane to heat her pool. Sigh. I told her mine is solar powered!

Someone responded: "You are paying $8.59 to offset the non-renewable energy costs of your luxury asset. I’m having difficulty relating to your concern."

I snorted!

It was a bit chilly on Saturday, but Isabelle was keen.

The rest of us were watching World Cup Soccer. Hooper sat with anyone who would take him! Josie is writing a story on her dad's laptop from her Google drive, Hooper was moral support.

JL is allergic to cats, and he is a dog person. The pollen is really bad, right now, he said it didn't matter.
Lo, these many years, we are turning him into a cat person!

Sunday was a bit warmer. Izzy had breakfast on the back deck.

Then, it was play time.

She's growing up!


Anvilcloud said...

It will be a hot weekend. We just got our A/C (car) fixed. Phew!

Christine said...

So happy for you, more lovely family time!

William Kendall said...

It sounds like you're having fun!

Red said...

It seems to me that kids will take advantage of a pool no matter what temperature an the adults are completely picky about temperatures.

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Enjoy the pool this weekend as it is to be very humid.