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Old 07-11-2021, 06:05 PM   #76
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I'm so excited.

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Oooo! We got a hot tub last fall. Best. Investment. Ever. I LOVE that thing!


For me - we took my bonus kids on vacation and had so much fun! (Maybe I already mentioned that?!) Next up - we'll be taking my bio kids on vacation in 2 weeks. We don't usually all go together because there are 12 of us and it gets pretty chaotic. So we take bonus kids while mine are visiting their Dad.

We are also prepping for our 2 oldest girls to head off to college for the first time. (They are in same grade).
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Oooooh,.a hot tub! Jealous!

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We re-did our front porch. It was just a concrete slab but dh put a huge deck out there. We will put out 2 30 inch planters and a little patio set so we can sit out and have coffee. Plus really dresses up the front out of home.

DD started pole vaulting in the spring with her HS and joined a PV club and did 2 meets so far this summer and her new PR is 9 feet.

Ds decided a skater themed room was immature and he moved bedrooms and we are re-doing it for his birthday present to an elegant gray with white and black accents.
The double bonus is dh and dd are hoarders* (not really) but it was an "art" room but really so crammed full of projects in a variety of finished states, it gives us a chance to clean it out. I said it is going to stay an art room but it has to be where it can be a guest room. Ie no more DUMP room! This is not the first tie Ive said this so we shall see.

Our friends want us to become tandem bike riders and loaned us one of their 2 tandem bikes and we rode it for the first time today (well any distance we did around our hood the day we got it from them). We did 15 miles this am and it was so much fun. But its not really in the budget to buy one but I want one anyway.
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Our friends want us to become tandem bike riders and loaned us one of their 2 tandem bikes and we rode it for the first time today (well any distance we did around our hood the day we got it from them). We did 15 miles this am and it was so much fun. But its not really in the budget to buy one but I want one anyway.
when I was growing up some friends had a random bike. It was so much fun!

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My parents had a tandem bike! It was so cool. Yes, they are SO expensive.

We had an "art" room also. Yep, it basically was a dump room and we finally accepted that it had to be turned into a bedroom. It had just been a waste of a room. I had my dreams that we could keep art, sewing, and science supplies organized in there and it would be a great place to go and do projects without disrupting the rest of the house. It was nothing but frustration beggars nobody put things away and it became a wretched, disorganized mess. I'm so glad we made the change.
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Have any of y'all ridden a 4 person bike? When I was growing up you could rent them in Galveston and ride them in the sea wall. It was a great treat.

Once I was close to my mom's higth we would ride the random bike and would peddle the 4 person bike. It was fun. My dad had polio and so really only has the ability to push a peddle on one legg - he could rode a bike it but it is in an uneven gate.


Early bird is nearly as tall as I am now I really want to go find a random bike to ride together.

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Im taking a stats course online. This is the fourth time registering, but the first time committing to actually completing it. Im struggling. I understand the text, but the tests are timed and I cant do the work fast enough to do well. Three weeks left to go! Im proud of myself for getting this far but also counting down the days for the class to be done! Im sharing it here because it is consuming my life these days!
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We just bought a used hot tub. Well, we put a deposit on it and will pay when we actually pick it up. Gotta figure out getting it home.

I'm so excited.

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We bought a hot tub in April that was supposed to be delivered in may. Its finally in town and coming today. Electrician has to come back and do step 2 of the wiring for us.... but I will be glad once its here.

This likely wont help a Texan but DH told me that our hot tub is coming on a double snowmobile trailer .. apparently its the perfect way to easily maneuver it ... ... but Id guess an equivalent in Texas might be a double atv or jet ski trailer? Just a thought. If you need suggestions, I could ask DH who was a motorcycle and recreation vehicle mechanic 20+ years ago (jet skis snowmobiles, speed boats etc) I will take pics if Im home when its delivered LOL.
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We paid to have it delivered professionally! My husband is figuring out the electrical now. He's digging a trench to bury the wires.

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Yay!! Our delivery on the snowmobile trailer IS professional . I was like “what?” apparently it’s easier to maneuver into our backyard on the small trailer

Yay!! So exciting congrats!!!!! . Our electricians on vacation so no clue when we will get ours hooked up ...
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I didn't mean that yours WASN'T professional! My husband watched youtube videos of middle aged guys like him moving them and decided it would be better to hire someone who does it for a living.

And yet he's ok with renting that monster of a trencher and running actual electricity himself.
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I didn't mean that yours WASN'T professional! My husband watched youtube videos of middle aged guys like him moving them and decided it would be better to hire someone who does it for a living.

And yet he's ok with renting that monster of a trencher and running actual electricity himself.
Well Im laughing cuz I expected some kind of crane to set my hot tub down and it basically was not what I thought

And LOL abt doing electrical. My DH wouldnt even attempt it even though he rewired our old house LOL
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Ours is here safe and sound.
Also pictured my pup and hubby LOL

I find it hysterical we both got a hot tub the same week D!!!!
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Nice! Love your deck and pup! How funny is that? I never even really thought about owning one. Dh got his inheritance from his dad and decided to spend a little of it on a few luxuries.

I'm a little overwhelmed at the maintenance aspect. I hope I can figure out the chemicals!

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Nice! Love your deck and pup! How funny is that? I never even really thought about owning one. Dh got his inheritance from his dad and decided to spend a little of it on a few luxuries.

I'm a little overwhelmed at the maintenance aspect. I hope I can figure out the chemicals!

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Weve owned a hot Tub before (a hand me down- this is the first weve purchased). If you keep a routine and do the testing its pretty simple. One random Tip. Empty it all the way 2/yr and clean it . We have a natural system but hot Tubs made the last decade are almost all very low chorine or natural chemicals.

Im glad you got Something fun!!! We used our stimulus money for This prior to a bunch of unexpected expenses and Im so glad we got it before those all popped up . DH and I both have pain issues and Ive becoming increasingly grossed out by hot tubs at the gym not to mention the self care aspect of a hot tub. this was our anniversary present to Each other since we r unable to Vacation alone together at the moment.

Ours took from April till now. We bought it from a really good local reputable family owned business we r familiar with. Today we were told people ordering now wont get their hot tub until 2023 so Ive decided 3 months wasnt so bad
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