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Sunday, May 16, 2010

HOT TUB...or to us a SWIMMING POOL ;)

Here is our most recent project...there are ALWAYS projects going on with Bryan around. He just can't hold still :) Anyway...we got a GREAT deal on a hot tub from some neighbors of ours and so we just had to take it. It's a work in progress but we are super excited. Since we got the hot tub we had to find a place to put it in our backyard. We thought about putting it in the grass, but then Bryan had a great idea to lave pave stones where we had rock that has been the project the past few weeks. The first week my dad and brother came over to help prepare the ground. Then Bryan's dad came and helped lay the pave stones. This took quite a while. It looks much easier than it was.
Then, of course the HEAVY hot tub had to be moved from our neighbor's house to our house. They live down the street so Bryan decided it would be a waste to put it in the truck. So, he put it up on it's side and screwed "skates" onto it. He put wheels on it and him, his dad and 2 other neighbors wheeled it from the neighbor's house to our house. The hard part was moving it through the rocks. So, they rolled it on plywood and once they'd reach the end of one piece of wood, they would have to pick one up and move it to the front. It was a great idea and worked perfectly. My husband's a genius :)
So, we had the stones laid and the hot tub in our backyard...but still had to put the electrical in. Bryan and I ran the wires through the attic from the front of the house to the back and then Bryan's dad came down and helped to get it all installed. This was a day long got done last night and then we turned it on and it WORKED!! :)
The hot tub is a work in progress...we are going to put new side paneling on it and the jets need to be replaced but it works just fine to relax in for the time being. :) We filled it up and relaxed in it last night. Bethanie LOVES swimming and just talked and talked and smiled the entire time. It was great! It will be nice to have a place to cool off with Bethanie all summer and then of course we will use the heat once winter hits...but we've still got a WHILE before that happens. :)

Enjoy the pictures of the project and final outcome with our happy little baby.

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