So we’ve bought a house this week. Needless to say we’re excited about having a house big enough for our clan, and in a community we love. After what seems like forever of being transients, we’ve laid some roots and couldn’t be any more excited.
As parents of 6 children who love the water, it was a thrill to have the bonus of a pool at the new place. There’s just a slight problem, as you can see here.
Yeah, it’s kinda gross. This picture, was actually taken a couple of weeks ago so it’s even more gross now. So me and the Mrs. are trying to GUESS what to do. I’ve never had a pool, and my dad only got a pool after we left the house…which I find hilarious.
We called in reinforcements. We called A POOL GUY.
His reaction was just as you might expect. It was the controlled “eewwwuuu…” look. After discovering that everything works (pumps, filters, etc…) he began to give us the options. It all came down to two choices; either KILL IT, or drain it and START OVER. So I said, “Whats the catch? Which is least expensive?” Yeah..I said it. I’m the man, I’m the budget guy, I’m the do-it-yourselfer. We decided that the best over all decision was to drain it and start all over.
yeah, it’s basically a Cement Pond. So we’re draining it and starting over with fresh water.
We’re doing a reboot. A do-over. Clear the boards. Wash it all off and start again.
I’m so glad we have a heavenly Father who is gracious and kind. He’s the author of starting again. There are so many things in life that you can’t do-over; there are many things that are permanent when we mess’em up. But the eyes of our Father see us in a new way each morning. See here; Lamentations 3:22-23
22 It is of the LORD’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.
23 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.
Thank God for His faithfulness! Thank God for His mercy and limitless grace. It goes way beyond my understanding, but without it we’re all still dead in sin.
Now. I’m off to another day of cleaning, painting, fixing and smiling!