Just Something I Whipped Up (A Day Early…. and Rant ;)

As I sit here typing this little post it’s raining out and I have a mudslide in my backyard that went right into my pool. Our water that was once nice and clear is now muddy. We leave for vacation early Thursday morning and I have a TON of stuff to do to get ready and I SO do not need this right now. Ugh!

We just raked out 5 yards of top soil and planted grass seed yesterday and now there are rivets and puddles all over our backyard. This backyard has been such a thorn in my side. When we bought our house 7 years ago we knew our pool needed fixing. We had some pool people look at it and told us that all it needed was a new liner. Great. We spent a small fortune, put a new liner in it only to find out that we were losing water and we couldn’t vacuum it. All 3 lines underground were leaking. Fast forward to last year (after spending a bunch of summers without a pool) we get all the pipe replaced and installed a safety fence. Then we couldn’t get the pool clear. We shocked the heck out of the pool only to realize that there was so much leaves, junk, debri at the bottom that you couldn’t even see it. After days going up and down the hill(the filter/pump is at the bottom of our hill) emptying the filter basket, scooping out junk from the bottom of the pool there seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel. A clear pool finally!

In the meantime our patio was falling apart (there were pieces missing, the kids were playing in the dirt) and our roof over the patio was falling apart. This year we decide to rip the roof down, rip up the patio and plant grass instead. That brings us to Saturday where we spent from like 8:30am to 3pm raking out dirt, picking up rocks, seeding, mulching, etc. And now here it is, Sunday, and we got a ton of rain so now our backyard has turned into a mudslide and it all wound up in our pool. Sigh. My poor husband is out there now trying to prevent any more damage from happening.

When it rains it pours huh? So, I sure need some cheering up so that’s why I’m posting our Just Something I Whipped Up party post a day early. I need some projects to keep my mind off the mess in our backyard.

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  1. ugh, that really stinks about having to deal with all of this NOW…the good news is, your vacation is just a few days away.

    double edged sword, huh?

    thanks so much for hosting!

  2. Oh no! What an ordeal!

    I’m joining your link party for the first time…I love that you can use a previous post. This project is something I came up with a few weeks ago.

    Have a great day!

  3. Oh no Diana…that doesn’t sound fun!! Hope your week gets better {the vacation is sounding nice!} Hope it gets a littler better before you leave! Thanks so much for hosting in the middle of it all! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  4. Well, the only thing I can post about is unpacking moving boxes. Sigh. So, instead, I will say hang in there. You will get ahead of the mess sooner or later…just keep at it one day at a time and do really vacation – not worry about the pool. ~Kelly

    unDeniably Domestic

  5. Oh man! That sounds like a huge mess! I hope your hubby stopped any more mud from getting in the pool! Good luck getting it clean up!

  6. First time linking up with you today. I’m so sorry to hear about your troubles! I hope that things start to get better soon!

  7. How frustrating about your pool!

    This is my first time linking up. I can’t wait to visit some of these projects – they look fantastic.

  8. We have been looking at a home with a pool…yikes, as a girl keeping our S. Cali pool clean and sparkling was full time. Your experience is a nightmare!!! Sorry, go and enjoy your vacation and we’ll hope things look up after your homecoming. Thanks for the weekly party!

  9. Oh, I am so sorry for all tha mess.
    And wouldn’t it be just right before your vacation?
    That is how it happens every time.

    So hope you are able to enjoy yourself anyway.

    thanks for hosting


    barbara jean

  10. What a nightmare!

    Looks like you are going on a well deserved vacation later this week.

  11. Thanks so much for hosting this great party. So sorry you’re having to deal with all the mud/flooding. Hopefully your week will improve.

  12. The weather for the last five days was awful for me too! Wednesday we had a thunderstorm and the tornado sirens went off, then our electricity went off for two days. In the meantime, between Wednesday – Sunday, if we didn’t have a thunderstorm we had tornado watches and warnings. I’ve never been so happy for a Monday to come than today!

  13. Yea!!! This is my first time linky up to your party and I’m sooo glad to be apart of it. Thanks for hosting. feel free to stop by for a Latte’ and enjoy this peach bavarian dessert.

  14. What a mess it sounds! Just not fair – your kids need to swim THIS summer. I’m glad you ranted, hope it helped!

  15. So sorry that happened. You are so right about the “when it rains it pours” thing though. We desperately need to get some things fixed up around here…and well..life happens and we get further and further behind. I hope you’re swimming again soon!

  16. I realize I’m a week late with this comment but wow, it sounds like you have your work cut out for you. I hope you get your pool up and running so you can enjoy it this summer and you can relax a little after all that work!

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Just Something I Whipped Up (A Day Early)

Well, Easter is over, let’s see what kind of projects everyone is working on next. This week I hope to finish my curtains and throw pillows. Keep your eyes opened for those later on this week!

After a week of my husband and kids home, I need a week all to myself because I got nothing! Nothing witty, nothing silly, nothing creative. So……….let’s get to our linky party.

I’m trying out the new linky form called Inlinkz which shows thumbnails of your projects. I’d love to hear what you think about it. Do you prefer Mcklinky where you just enter your blog post name and url or Inlinkz where you have the opportunity to choose a thumbnail photo to go with your post information. You tell me. Majority rules. ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a great week!!!!

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  1. I definately like Inlinkz better. I love being able to see thumbnails of the projects being featured. Thanks for the opportunity to share! Happy Easter.

  2. I love the picture links so much better. It is impossible to visit every site and this way, you can get a little preview of each project and visit the ones that you find inspiring. I don’t have anything to link up today but I’m going to do some visiting. Thanks for hosting.

  3. Hi and a very Happy Easter.
    I’m CC and have signed up two of my blogs..
    suestreehouse.blogspot.com and
    I hope that’s allowed,if not,I apologize and please let me know.
    I’ve just today found your Linky party and I know it’s gonna be loads of fun..thank you so much for hosting. I’ve looked through your site and it’s just wonderful and I will certainly be back to look more. Right now, I’m gonna go visit and meet some new bloggers… again,thank you for hosting such a fun get together..and Happy Easter.

  4. I don’t think I really need to vote,… looks like the winner is clear!
    Definitely the thumbnails!
    great party!

  5. I personally love the photos, easier for visiting ๐Ÿ™‚ I do know that McLinky is coming out with this too. It’s so Very Cheri is beta testing today on her blog ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks so much for hosting this week, hope you had a wonderful Easter!

  6. Hiโ€ฆIโ€™m Barbโ€ฆI’m new to this but have found such wonderful people doing these parties & link ups. I wish the rest of the world could be as uplifting & supportive to each other as I have experienced here. I hope you will pop over to see my blog & get inspired for your famiy/Homeโ€ฆ.Barb
    P.S. Hope to have my own McLinky Party April 12th โ€œMy Creative Space Mondayโ€ @ santasgiftshoppe.blogspot.com
    โ€ฆ..Iโ€™d love you will join up, too

  7. I tried absolutely everything & could not get your linky button to post. It wasn’t just that – I couldn’t edit to let people know or anything. So I added your button to my sidebar. Hope that wks for you.
    Thanks so much for hosting!

  8. I like the link with a picture…I am more likely to visit a blog with a cute picture…a picture speaks a 1000 words.

  9. I am a visual person so I am all about the pictures and think this is great! Spring break is over here too so it is back to the busy life!

  10. Thanks so much for hosting your parties! I’ve been linking up to them for about a month now. I look forward to it every week. I found you through Follow Me Fridays.

    I hope you can take time out of your busy day and come visit my blog ๐Ÿ™‚

    Stephanie from My Frugal Lifestyle

  11. Hi I’m Barb from santasgiftshoppe1 @ hotmail.com
    I left a comment (I think on another post of your today 4-7-10) I cannot find it but the person who told me to connect with you was Lanie Ree from Life in the Pitts not the other gal…so sorry..Anyway she said you might add my Link button to your Link Party List to help me get started Monday April 12th..Please let me know if that would be ok..Thank you so very much for any support…Barb P.S. Love your parties!!!

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