This morning, I bundled up and went out to tackle a project I’ve long avoided: digging out my swimming pool. That poor pool was buried under a mountain of snow. In fact, the cover was so weighed down with snow and ice, it had literally pulled free of the clips holding it to the rim of the pool and sunk down in to rest on the frozen water below. What a nightmare. So today, I spent a few hours digging what snow I could from atop the cover, exposing the layer of slush underneath to the rays of the sun. With any luck, the sun will keep blazing, the slush will keep melting, and I can pump off the water and maybe have a prayer of salvaging that cover. But I won’t hold my breath. I guess I should’ve made an effort to keep that cover clear of snow throughout the winter…but honestly, it was all I could do to keep the driveway and sidewalks clear while working full-time, writing my graphic novel, and taking care of other business. Maybe I’ll be more proactive about it next year, if the pool isn’t wrecked at this point, that is. Fingers crossed. See you soon.
Books by Robert Jeschonek