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Pool construction picspam

Not a lot happened over the past few days that you can see, but today is a big one - they're framing out the deck!

Last half of DAY 9

All of the gas lines were run to the one-day outdoor kitchen which involved loads of pipe from the front of my house, all along the side, all along the back and then ending in a stub sticking out. The BBQ will sit on this and be forever powered instead of us having to change out propane tanks. Needless to say this, and the kegerator, are the aspects of this whole project that are exciting to the Mr. [We're looking up locks for the keg taps, because we have teenagers. If that's not feasible, then we'll just put in two fridges out there instead of a kegerator, much to all of the neighborhood men's chagrin.]

Remember the black boards along the perimeter? Those WERE backer boards for the tile. See?

And seriously, all of that crap sitting in the deep end is making me crazy. I have clean-issues, what can I say?

DAY 10 Or, the day a hot chav came and finished the tile and I was too self-conscious to take his picture.

Seriously, the guy was stupid hot. And looked like he was stupid. Like the kind that says "supposubly" and "irregardless" and those are his fancy words. But he was pretty, you'll just have to trust me. (And he took his shirt off at one point and I almost spilled my coffee on myself. Yes, I parked myself and my laptop right at the kitchen window where I never sit, WHAT OF IT?)

The spillway from the hot tub to the pool was tiled by Mr. Hot Chav. We also had a torrential downpour (the one that cause me to fossilize my flip flops) and I couldn't get out there to take pics of the electrical dudes, but you don't care about that, right? It's not like they had glowing blue tracksuits a la Tron, they just drilled holes in the brick and hooked up the pool equipment.

DAY 11

Deck is getting framed out, YAY.

They're putting in lines for the drains - the ones in the deck where the water runs off when you climb out of the pool and the one for the down-spout from the roof.

That one massive PVC pipe is for me to later run electrical wire through so I can have lights in the landscape, or my sprinkler system modified, etc.

They're going to finish framing it out, level it with sand and pound that down, then I have to wait for an inspector to come approve that. THEN I have to get the Mr. to dig the holes for our shade structure, we have to have an inspector check that, and then Monday (hopefully) they'll pour the deck. That's when the plaster should go in, too, if not tomorrow. I might be swimming next weekend. EH MEH GHED.

[ETA] A big dump truck just showed up with leveling sand, whee! Oh man, I bet my neighbors will be happy when this is done - the WHOLE cul-de-sac is being occupied, eek. Sorry! (They mostly work during the day, so hopefully no one is planning on coming home for lunch.)

ION, to quell my headache yesterday I took to my bed with the Sookie Stackhouse books (#3 and #4) to remind myself of all of the stuff that's not on True Blood. And I realized just how reprehensible a character Sookie is. Guys, she's a self-centered, judgmental jerk. It makes me lol. I wrote up a character analysis last night and sent it to Kassie to make her laugh. I might post it, if only to see if anyone else noticed how much abuse the word "mouthwatering" got in that whole series. FIND A NEW WORD, CHARLAINE.

IOOtherN, I've got the outline of a Dr. Reid fic bumbling around, and that's very exciting because I all but given up on ever writing fanfic again, so that's something. To me, at least. :)

I have leftover shredded, roasted pork shoulder that is calling my name. Mmmm, adobo seasoning & chipotles + pork = happy mouf on me. Poor Sally Derg was waiting for her bone [I always save big bones for her] but there is no where for her to nom [that's strictly an outdoor activity] and she is sad faced. She keeps looking at me with a head tilt as I reheat the meat as if to say, "MOM I CAN SMELL IT. Where's mah bone, baroooOoooo!?" Soon, purpy derg, you shall have it for I have wrapped it in plastic and shoved it in the freezer where it awaits your delicate derg lips.


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Aug. 19th, 2010 03:25 pm (UTC)
I finished reading Dead to the World (Book IV) earlier this week and was pretty taken aback by it, especially the part where Sookie is a-okay with killing a bunch of witches she doesn't know because, in her own thoughts, she chose sides with the vampires first (way to solve a moral delimma!) Apparently it didn't matter that she didn't know these witches or what their motivations may or may not be, or that their greatest crime appeared to be pissing off Pam because they'd wiped her boss' memory (so that Sookie could have shower sex with him because... why not? What else are they going to do? They can't actually talk to each other... about anything. And brain-wiped Eric is only there for boffing anyway.)

Basically, I reached the end of the novel and wondered "the point of this would be...?" (I'm pretty sure that the answer was "So Sookie could have sex with Eric." )

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Aug. 19th, 2010 04:02 pm (UTC)
Oh, Sookie and her moral dilemmas...

Sex with Eric was the total point. I mean, I have no problem with that visual, I just wish the writing wasn't so cruddy.
Aug. 19th, 2010 03:27 pm (UTC)
Yep, Sookie is ridiculous. One of the reasons I love TB is because they didn't make it all about her, like in the books. There are some good things in the books (like Eric featuring much more prominently!), but honestly Alan Ball is like 5 times smarter than Harris in terms of character and plot development. He's just got the Bill/Sookie blinders on, is all.
Aug. 19th, 2010 04:02 pm (UTC)
I do like that it's not Sookie's POV, as well. I'm a big fan of more Pam and Eric on TB, so I'm with you there.
Aug. 19th, 2010 03:40 pm (UTC)
OMG it really looks like a pool! Yes, yes, I know that's a stupid statement, but, you know, it wasn't that long ago you just had dirt there!

I am so happy to read all of your comments about the Sookie Stackhouse books, because I got the first one from the library a few years ago and shoved it away with disgust not that far in, and now I feel vindicated.
Aug. 19th, 2010 04:04 pm (UTC)
I KNOW!! I'm putting all of the pictures from the different angles together in a slide show so you can see the progression and it's really neat so far.

Oh, the books are redonk. They have moments of fun, but yeah. You can read one over lunch break, practically. Not a sign of clever, intriguing writing.
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Aug. 19th, 2010 03:52 pm (UTC)
Aug. 19th, 2010 04:05 pm (UTC)
I KNOW!!!! There are dump trucks outside and things are happening! I can't wait until they spray the floor with the plaster, then it will feel REAL. (I have a guest that spent the night, so once he's gone home I'll pack up and head down to hug your bones. I'll call beforehand.)
Aug. 19th, 2010 03:54 pm (UTC)
I don't understand why you want to fill it with water when you could fill it with carousel horses.
Aug. 19th, 2010 04:05 pm (UTC)
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. You are my favorite. [Tell no one.]
Aug. 19th, 2010 04:22 pm (UTC)
So 'mouthwatering' is to Charlaine what 'chagrin' is to Stephenie Meyer?

...oh dear.
Aug. 19th, 2010 04:29 pm (UTC)
YES. It's almost - not quite, but almost - to the "perfect" level of abuse.
Aug. 19th, 2010 04:54 pm (UTC)
I'm loving your pool posts very much. I actually dropped by LJ a couple of times this morning to see if you updated. Ha! We're getting a new deck built by a friend at this very moment, and because it's just him (and sometimes Mr Posh helping out), it's taking FOREVER. I haven't used my swing in weeks!!
Aug. 19th, 2010 04:59 pm (UTC)
HI BB! <3 <3 <3

ANd waiting is the hardest part!!! The Mr. and a friend are building our shade structure (it's literally going to be 1/13th of the cost of hiring someone, UH, DAMN) so I have no idea how long that's going to take, oy.

SWING! Oh, I love a swing.
Aug. 19th, 2010 04:57 pm (UTC)

We are being denied the opportunity to drool over the shirtless hotness that was working in your yard? You are a cruel, cruel woman. ;-)

It's really coming along! I can't wait to see it when it's finished. It's going to look fabulous.
Aug. 19th, 2010 05:00 pm (UTC)

I can't wait, either! The deck is almost completely framed out - I just might be swimming next weekend. YAY!!!
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Aug. 19th, 2010 04:58 pm (UTC)
POOOOOOL! So cool! So, can you fill it with chocolate pudding first? You know, just so you can say you did?
Aug. 19th, 2010 05:00 pm (UTC)
This is why you are a GENIUS. Butterscotch or tapioca pudding, though?
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Aug. 19th, 2010 05:43 pm (UTC)
Oh yes, Dr. Reid fic!! Bring it on!!! I hope you post it. Pretty please??? And whaaaaat...no pictures of the hot male who was sweating in your backyard doing PHYSICAL LABOR?? If you tell me he was wearing a toolbelt we are having fisticuffs, ya hear me? Toolbelts are sacred and my weakness. ;o)
Aug. 19th, 2010 08:28 pm (UTC)
I have never known who your icon was until THIS VERY MINUTE. see, now I'm building myself up for FAILURE, I JUST KNOW IT.
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Aug. 19th, 2010 08:28 pm (UTC)
Where's the pic of the hot dude?
Aug. 19th, 2010 08:39 pm (UTC)
DID YOU NOT READ THE PART WHERE I FROZE IN A PANIC?! Because I didn't want to be all "cougar town creeper" with the "let me help you ease out of those pants, young man. At least not while his coworker was there.

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Aug. 19th, 2010 08:38 pm (UTC)
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Aug. 19th, 2010 10:00 pm (UTC)
I love reading Sookie, as long as I don't have to focus on Sook. I love both forms of Jason. I read around Sookie, clearly since I love some characters that haven't come around. And Claudine. I love her.

Funny enough, I'm having pork tenderloin slow-cooked in white wine, some broth, fresh onions, tomatoes, and garlic. Did I mention it was slow cooked for like 8 hours?
Aug. 19th, 2010 10:45 pm (UTC)
What they have done to Claudine on the show is an abomination unto the lord. CLAUDINE IS NOT SOME DIPPY CHICK IN A NIGHTIE. SHE IS A BADASS MOFO WITH A SWORD AND SOME KNITTING NEEDLES. Fucking Alan Ball.
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Aug. 19th, 2010 10:16 pm (UTC)
Sookie dumping Quinn the way she did made me SO MAD. SO VERY ANGRY.

Selfish bitch.
Aug. 19th, 2010 11:45 pm (UTC)
How self-centered was that story line!??!?!
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Aug. 19th, 2010 10:33 pm (UTC)
the day a hot chav came and finished the tile and I was too self-conscious to take his picture

I may have mentioned that I am still somewhat bitter FYI.

Aug. 19th, 2010 11:45 pm (UTC)
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