Literally. That is me today vacuuming out the pool so I can put it away for the winter. It's been cold and a bit rainy the last few weeks and the kids have moved on.
This sucks for two reasons:
1. It means summer's coming to an end.
2. I have to do all the work. But luckily for my kids, the magic pool fairy will come next summer and set it all up again.
However, I suppose it wouldn't be such a big deal if I wasn't so anal about the task. Some people would be happy just emptying it, folding it up and putting it away. I, on the other hand, am resolved to emptying it, scrubbing the walls and floors with bleach water, rinsing it, vacumming the rinse water, and then drying it with a towel.
"My" pool is so clean, that when I'm done you could eat your dinner off the floor. Really. I've actually considered opening a can of SpaghettiO's®, dumping them right on the floor and eating them just to prove a point. And I would if it weren't for two important facts:
1. SpaghettiO's make me gag
2. I'd have to clean the floor all over again
Oh, and now there's a 3rd thing that sucks. It's 85 degrees outside and the kids want to go swimming. Go figure.