Last weekend we went to the hot tub store and found one of last year’s floor models that we really liked – and it was about half-price. We pondered it but, when we called back to say we wanted it, it had already been sold. Crap! I asked if they had any others available and, after calling around, was told they were all sold out at the various stores.
There was, however, one on hold in their warehouse. Someone had put a deposit on it last year and hadn’t arranged for pick up. Hadn’t paid the rest that was owed. They told us that if we could wait a few days, they’d try to get clearance to sell it – since, technically, they only have to hold it for 90 days. This guy was WAY past 90 days.
And, so, phone calls were made and ultimatums delivered and.. blammo! We got a brand new (not-floor-model) hot tub for the price of the floor model.
Yes indeed, we bought a hot tub.
Sorry, it’s a spa. Apparently calling it a hot tub isn’t classy. Whatever, I don’t care, it’s going to be full of hot water and jets and I am going to soak in it until my skin is permanently pruney.
In the meantime, however, we have a tonne of work to do to get the yard ready.
We’ve semi-hired a guy to redo the covered deck area. I say “semi-hired” because we haven’t been able to give him a firm start date, yet, thanks to the robin’s nest in the rafters. Until the babies have fledged, we can’t do anything there. Lady Robin has been giving me stink-eye every time I go out there, so we probably have to wait a bit longer.
This weekend we’ll start ripping down the pool house. The bottom is rotting and we don’t use it for anything other than storage – so we’ll take it down and that’s where the spa will go. The faster we get that done, the sooner I can soak in some hot water.
It is taking a lot of self-control not to go out there with a crowbar RIGHT NOW and smash the crap out of it. The only thing preventing me from doing it is the electrical wiring running through it. Weirdly, I am not a fan of being electrocuted. That, and my smashing arms are weak and ineffectual and I’d likely just hurt myself somehow.
At any rate, it looks like our long weekend is going to be at least somewhat busy with the demolition and the assorted other work to be done around here. The weather, according to the internet, appears to be prepared to cooperate with us. We’re totally going to EARN that first soak..