Sunday, June 17, 2012

A pool story…To be continued

So…a few days after we got out of the hospital

a bus pulled up to our casa

and out poured several Hispanic men…clad in white.

to work on our pool.

Which DESPERATELY needed their help…

eeeegads. cannot believe I am showing you this.


we let it get green because we knew we were going to empty it

and refinish it….

But SCARY it was!


It is a vintage rectangular simple pool…and although I had LOTs of plans and ideas

we decided to do it as simply (read:cheap)

as possible.


As much as I wanted to do some cobalt and white chevron tile…

it would have been a few thousand clams more…sooo we kept the vintage baby blue

::plus my brain was still fuzzy::




It fits just fine in our funky/ unstyled/ a little bit tropical jungle/





No…I actually am not sure WHAT that is climbing the pool wall…


But these are bananas…happily fruiting.

AND most importantly….


Felipe loves it.

Don’t ask.


Jenny Lynn said... have a great sense of humor. The pool looks wonderful.

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Joyce said...

Is Felipe sunbathing in the nude? :) the pool looks beautiful. Having a backyard like yours would feel like I was on vacation all the time.
I chuckle when you mentioned about your head still being fuzzy because I live with something everyday because of a fuzzy moment. A couple years ago I was in the hospital and my husband was having a shower seamless door put in. I wanted it to swing out when we got in the shower. He said I asked and you wanted it to be stationary. My responds, I dont remember you asking me while I was heavy medicated on pain meds. Everyday I keep my fingers cross I don't fall as I juggle myself into the shower. :) xo

Kathi said...

Your backyard AND pool are my dream!

Debby said...

I hope you and your daughter are doing well. How scary.
The before pictures makes you a real person.....I have lots of those.
Love that the pool is back into full swing and so pretty.
Not to sure of that thing floating in there, hah.
Happy Day to you.

Kelley said...

Your pool is beautiful Linda! Looks like a topical paradise where you live !

xx kelley

Carla Aston said...

Love your pool boy and your vintage pool. Happy floating and I'm sure the father in the house is counting his lucky stars that his two girls are there and doing fine today.

Deborah said...

I always say, keep the pool boy happy! Too funny! I LOVE your yard and pool. I know there are so many fancy resort ideas out there, but they really can't tough classic elegance. **happy smiles** Deb

Unknown said...

Love it - at least you haven't lost your sense of humour. Stay well. F x

anita said...

we are in water almost everyday, i know you will be enjoying your nice "new" pool! felipe the pool guy likes it so much he wont leave, uh :)))))

AndeM1 said...

THe pool is beautiful.....I won't asked about Felipe, promise......

Fröken L said...

The pool looks wonderful and you have a beautiful tropical garden to die for.


Lyes said...

The climbing plant is a Philodendron but so hard to tell the species there are hundreds.

Tara Dillard said...

Poverty is a great preserver...

Glad you kept the blue tile.

Redolent of an age.

Garden & Be Well, XO Tara

Barb said...

Oh my goodness - all that lovely and then - Felipe! I have to ask. Or never mind - I'll just imagine. I read about your accident with daughter - so scary. Hope you're both feeling better. Perhaps some relaxing by the pool is in line

Leah Moss said...

you are so freakin funny Linda. I love it!

Plus, your pool pretty much looks like paradise. Actually even the funky green looked pretty srrounded by all the green :)

I'm soooooo glad that you;re home and recovering. I've been praying so hard for you and your sweet one.

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

You all (y'all) are all sooo supportive. Can you just make yourselves really really tiny...and live on my shoulder?

Thank you again...somuch for your concern, thoughts and prayers. I truly feel them, and it brings tears to my eyes!

Some comments that had coffee coming out of my nose: Picturing Joyce wiggling into a "drug induced design" of a shower!

Carla and Deborah: Pool Boy...snort! Felipe has a new name now!

Debby: Who is not too sure of THAT thing floating thing in there.

Lyes...I had a feeling....cause it is also climbing a palm. We have a caucopony of Philodendroms...but this is by far the most prolific and overbearing.

And Tara...Poverty is a great Preserver...I want THAT on a tee-shirt!

somepinkflowers said...

love this pool posting!

{{ wellll
NOT the part
where your brain was
but you know what i
mean }}

love the tropical feel of it All
there in south florida

what WAS that thing
growing up the wall??

i have no idea...

{{ hope you do not turn into
a Pod Person
as in
~~Invasion of the Body Snatchers~~

that was not YOU having Turned
in the last shot was it??
oh my! }}

Kelly@Bungalow Blue said...

You are hilarious! I know whenever I head over here, I'm going to smile reading your post. Love the new pool :)

mikky said...

Felipe cracked me up! Wish I were Felipe enjoying a dip right now!!
Your pool is looking good

Life Tastes Good said...

The pool is looking good! and Felipe? too funny! Thanks for always making me giggle. Love the pictures as usual! and so happy you are back! hugs

Melissa said...

Looks amazing! Love the new cabana boy!!! And bananas?? SO jealous! My little man would be all over those bananas. (Which, by the way, is the fifth official word!)


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