Friday, July 20, 2007

Bummer! News From the Desert

Well we spent a little fortune and got ourselves a nice pool to battle the summer heat. One of those above the ground doo-dats (not quite sure if that's actually a word), about 4ft deep and 15ft across. Unfortunately, we were in such a hurry to enjoy our new watering hole that we didn't bother to make sure whether the ground was level or not. It wasn't. Ah, yes, 4400 gallons of water drown the drain! There's no more dry land in the neighborhood I tell you--we watered the whole desert.

This has brought wildlife out of the wooded areas into our back yard searching for water. They found it. Our local coyotes, and a nice population of birds, are now very happy and thirst no more. Happy to oblige. We're still smiling. It took four days to empty the pool. We'll go to work and level the ground today.

And on a happier note or not . . . I drove about 180 miles last night to bring Lord Spanky to his church group. I'm not really complaining. He really needs these things. You know, hanging out with friends. They had a pool party. Mmm. I waited in our church parking lot and caught up on my reading--"That Hideous Strength" is almost finished. I shall do the review asap.

In any case, Lord Spanky was then invited to spend the weekend at K's house which made for a very lonely trip back home. Thank the Lord for Kutless (who, btw, is looking for a new guitar player).

Here's the most excellent, rather awesome, fantastic band, "Kutless," live! And . . . appropiately, with "Sea of Faces."


Karen said...

Your blog is gorgeous and interesting to boot!

I'm glad you are the blog of the day over at PayPerPost so I could find you!
I hope this doesn't post twice. Sorry if it did.

The Gatekeeper said...

Oh, thanks, Karen. I'll have to go check out PPP. I wasn't aware of being blog of the day. How exciting and scary.

Sharon Lynne said...

Hilarious post.

Enjoyed Kutless!

The Gatekeeper said...

Thanks, Sharon Lynne. Can't wait to hear about your next biking adventure. Did you know Yamaha . . . wait . . . Susuki (one of those) now sponsors Kutless? Anyway, I don't know how you could put all that gear on in this heat. You go girl!