As I sit here in this 59 year old body, I realize that I have only one year left in this decade of my life. 60 sounds a lot older than 59, doesn't it? I was not bothered when I hit other milestones. I embraced 30. I loved being 30 something. The 40's seemed to fly by, filled with grandchildren arriving. Then 50 came along and we started to consider "the rest of our lives" and bought a campground. Which proves that one is never too old to learn ........
What do I want to do in my 60's? This is the year to plan. Next year is the year to put my plan in motion. I can start today.
In the meantime, I woke to the sounds of thunder this morning. I got rain for my birthday! The temperature dropped and it is glorious outside. Everything has been washed clean by the rain. My gardens are happy and the pool ............. is still green. Lighter, but still green.
Another $200 was dumped into the murky depths yesterday. The Green To Clean company is sending more chemicals free. It was guaranteed to work. So was the new stuff he got at a pool supplier yesterday when he bought new sand for the filters.
The robot is sucking up green stuff and we are cleaning the filter in it every few hours. I have perfected the process. He who is in charge of the pool would clean the filter bag by draping it over the hydrant and spraying it with water. Wasted a lot of water and made a huge mess. And we all know how I feel about waste.
I prefer the bucket method. We have lots of buckets from the chlorine. Fill the bucket, rinse the filter, then pick the bucket up and walk to a garden or a tree, empty the water where it can do some good and repeat until the water is clear. He will use the bucket, but just dumps the water right next to the hydrant and it runs under the pavilion and causes weeds to grow. His methods are wasteful and create yet another problem to deal with. Now, I just need to think of a way to make him think it was his idea all along ........
Now I am going to stroll through my park, coffee in hand as the light drizzle graces my head with its cool comfort.