My husband's Grandma bought the kids a pool last night. *Long vent...aaaaarrrrggghhhh!!!*
It's been in the 100s for a couple weeks now, and the 100s will continue probably all summer. She gave my husband her credit card and asked him to go buy the kids a nice pool. Well, the only one that the place she wanted us to go had left was a 15' x 42" round one for $124.50. He called her and asked if that was okay. She said absolutely. The kids are totally excited to get it set up.
This is the pool *stock photo, ours isn't up yet*
Okay. So. We have a HUGE backyard. HUGE. Here are some pics from my window:
And...that's not all of it. Right above where those rocks are in the last pic is a huge covered deck, with MORE backyard on the other side. We've worked HARD and TIRELESSLY on this backyard...and the front. She let it go waaay too long. It was very disgusting when we started renting back in November. We've come a LONG way, and still have a LONG way to go.
So, my husband texts our landlady "Do you have a problem with an inflatable pool in the backyard?" last night. (He wants to put it right where you see the rock thingy in the last pic.) There's an outdoor plugin right under the deck right there. Perfect spot for it, so that we can plug the filter in.
She texts back this morning "Only if it's in the back where there's no grass growing...way in the back where the grass didn't grow...back by the shed."
Little does she know, but we've put grass seed down in the first and second pic just the other week. There WILL be grass there. In the third pic, there's still a crapton of overgrown (dead) weeds that we are trying to remove. Next will be a rototiller to get that area ready for a garden. Yes, we realize it will take a while, so the garden will be waiting for a bit. The ground is NOT LEVEL back there, which is in the pool instructions to have a level surface. There's also LOTS of prickly things around there that can pop a pool if we aren't careful. Yes, there is a ground cover *like a tarp*, but you just never know.
So. We may not be able to put the pool up at all, which is very disappointing to the kids. I think we'll just have her come over and show her all of the issues that could arise from putting it back there.
Sheesh. Landladies, lol.