Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Here are a few pics to support my "Kiddie Pool Debut" posting. That's Dee (the brainchild of acquiring an inflatable pool to get us through the ultra hot weekend concept) demonstrating Skull chillin' at it's finest (with and without hat). You also have an "in action" photo of Elsie (occasional Skull canine mascot) testing out the water before attempting to share my beach blanket. Mike is not pictured because he is graciously preparing an order of poolside "custom steak nachos". More fun in the sun to come.....
Monday, August 17, 2009
This weekend was an especially sweet escape from the city.... it's always great to head North to decompress but this time the rainbow kiddie pool was in tow! After a valiant, 2-layer, lungs only inflate by Mike, I remembered that the air pump was likely hiding up in the quonset hut. Indeed it was, along with all of the other miscellaneous leftovers of a 5-year building project that I will likely never need or use again (or throw out!). We avoided heart attacks and pumped up our little portable paradise in just a few strokes. After untangling the garden hose for it's first use of the Summer, we found a sweet, semi-level spot and filled that baby up! ICE COLD! That well water comes from deep in the earth and even in the extreme heat and sun, it was a shocker to submerge for the first time. But what sweet relief after stretching out on that blanket under the brutal mid-day sun. Almost as sweet as the mop bucket filled with ice and coldies. Almost as sweet as that new red & white polka dot bikini (not on me!!!). Someday, I hope the Skull has a beautiful, naturalistic stone pool (and guest house and tree house and sweat lodge and hot tub and garden, etc...) But for now, that cheepo kiddie pool from The Baloon Saloon is keeping us kiddies happy. And at night, those steaks and corn on the grill did the trick too. What a life... the skull life.
Monday, August 10, 2009
I have finally put my toe in the blog water! It feels really good! Thanks to some encouragement and basic info (that's all I'm capable of handling!) from my friend Dawn, I have created a blog to share and document all of the wonder that has come from and continues to happen at my Upstate retreat commonly known by all of us who hang out there as "Skull 39" or more often just, "The Skull". I really look forward to going back through my photo archives and sharing not only the process of building the house but also all of the friends, meals, music, art and great times that have made this the most special place in the world to me. And we've only just begun!!
Stay tuned for the Skull's past, present and future.....