Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Great Ironies of Life...

Life is full of funny ironies. I would have missed this one if not for Daryl noticing it.

My boss signed us newbies up for a class to become Certified Pool Operators. We have to inspect pools (twice each between Memorial Day and Labor Day), and I guess he figured this was the best way to get us ready.

I just spent 2 gruelling days learning about Flow Meters, Pool Volumes, Titration, Sludge Diatomaceous Filters, dosing the pool with chlorine and bromine and sodium whatevers, and Pool Illnesses, just to list a FEW of the things we covered. We had our final test this afternoon, which I am relieved to report that I made 55/60, which Daryl says is a good solid 92% right.

I can now put the official initials, CPO, after my name.

The irony is, I don't swim.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Grandma Saturdays


Grandpa came up with a brilliant idea!  I run errands every Saturday morning.  Grocery store, Walmart run, etc.  We’ve been lacking with time with Alyssa, through no fault of her parents!  Just busy schedules, cancer, exhaustion!  Sooooo…..Daryl suggested I see if Andrew and Julia would think it was okay to snag Alyssa on Saturday mornings to go to run errands.

They decided that probably every other Saturday would be fine…she is, after all, only six months old, and they don’t want her to be running too busy a schedule.  There are a couple of other things Julia does during the week, so they figured they’d try it out and see how she does. 

Well, it’s a blast!  The first week, we met Grandpa at Lowe’s and picked out some fence panels for the fence between us and Miss Mae, next door.  This Saturday, we went to Target, and to Calloway’s, back to our house to do some swingin’ with Grandpa, and on to a quick Kroger stop.  Above is a picture where we paused to talk to a friend we ran into…Alyssa LOVED the pink and purple of the Easter aisle!

She laughs and smiles easily…you’ll have to check out Daryl’s blog for swing pictures.

Looks like we have a fun tradition now.  Thanks, Andrew and Julia, for indulging us.  What a joy that little girl is! 

Sunday, March 15, 2009

One more thing…

Daryl says I should add #11…

11.  I get to look at things by touching them!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Do you think it’s a fit???

I was thinking about my job the other day in the car, and burst out laughing.  This job is SOooo me!

1.  I get to boss people around.

2.  I get to snoop into every nook, cranny, and drawer.

3.  I get to tell people they have to conform to health rules.

4.  I get to work at destroying germ populations.

5.  I get paid for this!

6.  I get to boss people around.

7.  I get to choose my schedule.

8.  I get to drive a county car.

9.  I get to meet all sorts of people.

10.  I have interesting things happen to me during inspections.

What do you think…is this job a fit, or what!!!