June 6, 2019
The pool has been ready for a week now, but it has been too cool. Today was very warm and bright, so I decided it was time for the first dip in the pool. I grew up swimming in Lake Superior (in August!) but the water certainly didn’t seem like 76 degrees. I reminded myself of the pool's promise – the reason I have not acquiesced to the other half’s desire to shut it down and fill it in. Just twenty minutes is enough to unwind my back, and an hour can undo damage from many days of travel.