When Brad told me the forecast for today included a 100% chance of rain, I nearly started to cry.  At the end of the day yesterday, a semi arrived with pallets of our pave stones, which had to be unloaded on the driveway, as there isn’t room anywhere else, really.  I was so excited!  This meant we would be getting our decking!  Except, when I took the dog out at 6:30am, it was already starting to rain.

But then, a miracle occurred!  At about 8:30, the crew arrived and began working on our yard!  In the rain!  It’s not raining hard (yet) so I’m praying they can make good progress before the storms arrive.

Don’t misunderstand me…I love rain.  I pray for rain.  I grew up in a desert (practically) and know the fear of not having enough water.  To this day (no joke), I consider a shower a luxury.  We had to bathe in an inch of water when times were hard, so to be able to stand under running hot water is one of my favorite parts of the day.

So I can’t bring myself to pray for a break in the rain.  I feel guilty even wishing for such a thing.  But of all the years to have an unusually rainy Spring (Unusually rainy might be understating it a bit.  We got almost 5 inches in a 48 hour period last weekend – and that wasn’t the first time that’s happened this month.), why did it have to be the year we decided to build a pool??!!!?

I am not frustrated because I’m dying to have a pool to swim in.  I’m not frustrated because I’m tired of looking at the mess outside our living room windows.  I’m frustrated because the dog is driving. me. insane.  And while she (thankfully) did not poop in the Game Room yesterday, I feel like she’s a ticking time bomb, just waiting for me to look away so she can sneak upstairs and do her business.

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The big white pipes will provide drainage under the pave stones.

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By the end of the day, it was raining too hard for the guys to work, but they made a lot of progress anyway!

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Here’s a panoramic view of the yard.

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These guys even brought their own microwave, to heat up their lunch.  I would have let them use ours if they had asked…