Pool Cleanup Day
Today was pool cleanup day (actually it was pool cleanup rain date day, but that’s not important). This is the day on which all of the neighbors get together and clean up the neighborhood pool.
There’s a lot to do on pool cleanup day. There’s digging, pruning, planting, repairing, and cleaning.
Everything’s a mess after being out all winter.
But there’s also a lot of fun. We always have a potluck lunch, with lots of good BBQ, salads, and deserts.
And it’s a chance to see some of the neighbors we don’t see during the winter, and to meet new people who have moved in since last summer.
A neighborhood pool is just about the right amount of swimming pool. It isn’t so crowded that you can’t get in on the hottest days of the summer, but you get to share the chores with a bunch of other people.