Friday, May 26, 2006

repetitive motion

Sisyphus had his rock, I have my pool.

As I've mentioned before, because of the work it takes to maintain them, pools add virtually nothing to the cost of a house. It's worth it to me because I like to swim every day I can.
However the weather has not been cooperative. The water temperature finally reached 70 degrees this week. I waded in waist deep today but I would like the water to be a little warmer before I start swimming laps.

Depending on the time of year, my pool collects pollen, pine needles, oak leaves or all of the above. I start my daily cleaning routine by using a net to rake the floating debris off the surface. By the time I've emptied the skimmer baskets, a few more leaves and catkins have landed on the pool. Naturally, I grab the net and start over again. What is the definition of insanity? Einstein said it is "the belief that one can get different results by doing the same thing."

I'm not sure how it reflects on my sanity, but I do get a great deal of happiness from emptying the basement dehumidifier into the pool. It makes me feel like I'm saving money. I like it even better when my son remembers to do it.
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Anonymous Pam Mc said...

Insanity is what gives our boring little lives some adventure! Bask in it Frank, embrace it, we all know you want to.


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