I know that there are starving kids in Africa but I'm gonna bitch about our pool progress for a moment...
There will never be a pool in the backyard. I think it's just going to sit as a cement hole forever. The tile and electrical work were done last week and they put the forms up for the deck yesterday. The tile guys forgot to glue down one of the decorative pieces of tile that will be on the pool steps. I'm sure they can fit it back into their schedule to come back out and put that one piece in place. It looks okay except for the fucking fact that they don't have the deck where we wanted it. We don't know yet if we're gonna keep it as it is or have it changed. And you know those little fountain things that spout water out of the pool? You can get them coming out of the floor ABOVE the pool or have them inside the pool just above the water line. When we were deciding things on the pool I was very adamant that I wanted them in the pool not on the floor. My rationalization was "what if a squirrel sticks a nut in there or the kids put pine needles in it and clog it up?" If the thingies are inside the pool, these problems won't even be an issue. Guess where the fucking spouts are? On the ground. The pool guy is coming over tomorrow and I'm going to rip him a new one. I don't care if they have to dig up the whole effing pool and redo it - I want those spouts where I said I wanted them.
Phwew. Glad I got that all out.
My sister called me last week, freaking out, because she'd found out that her husband had lied about some very big things. The first one being that he has a kid. The kid is now grown and he doesn't have anything to do with him/her but he had sworn to her that he didn't have any kids. And secondly about the number/and length of his previous marriages. He'd told her he was married once when he was 18 or 20 and it only lasted a couple of months. She called the courthouse and finds out he was married more than once and the last divorce was finalized in April of last year. She has decided to over look these things and stay with him because he's the only dad that my niece has known. I hope she doesn't drive herself crazy or that he kills her in a jealous rage.
It's very annoying when someone asks for advice and then says they're going to do the exact opposite. Why even bother asking me for my opinion then?