Because yesterday was a little frustrating, I'm starting off the entry with a happy picture. Give me blue skies with puffy clouds and I am a happy camper!
When I crossed off yesterday's first list item, I crossed too soon. We did not get the fixtures in as planned.
Well, we did get them in, twice, and had to take the skimmer out again. We are having the toughest time getting it to seal, and it leaks terribly.
Here are the holes for the skimmer intake and the filtered output.
Cutting them out with a razor blade.
And screwing in the plate as we hopefully anticipate a tight seal.
After two failed efforts and an hour of showers, we lost motivation to go (maybe it was only me) back outside and do it a third time. It's one thing if you know what it wrong. It's quite another to go and redo something when you have absolutely NO idea what you did wrong the other two times, therefore fully anticipate a third failure.
We did get to some weeding in the garden, always good to keep up on that. I got eight large beds done. And right before dark we put in some of the herbs we'd been starting on the back porch. Had to get them out, as something was eating them all!
While chatting with my friend last night, she confirmed that the biggest sign of being stupid is to repeat your actions, expecting a different result each time. LOL
I tried calling a couple of people for help, but had no luck. So I called the pool supply place this morning and was told that I not only needed the rubber gasket, but also two additional gaskets.
OK, sounds fine, except that the pool was fine without the two additional gaskets before! Hmmmmmmmmm.
Here is that filter I worked on the other day to change out the sand.
The whole top of it had to come off the round sand container.
It looks nice and blue and sparkly, but if we don't get the system going soon, it will be nice and green and swampish!
I'm going to use the sand that came out as root starting medium.
The pile we've got to get out of here soon. But I don't think we'll have time until next week.
Planted most of this 3 by 8 foot box in cutting lettuce again. The wire is to keep the cat out of what she believes is her own giant litter box. It's in the shade so I hope we'll be able to grow through the summer.
Michael's Sea Monkey is over an inch long now. It's in one of the gallon pickle jars.
We lost a day of work yesterday messing with the pool. Today is not available due to rain this morning and now getting ready for office cleaning. Tomorrow is our day of rest. Sunday is, well Sunday. Almost always busy.
Sometimes, don't you wish you could just snap your fingers......