Friday, June 19, 2020

Welcome to the pool

by Lorraine Bartlett / Lorna Barrett / L.L. Bartlett

Yesterday we opened our pool for the summer. It's always a potentially frightening event.  Will the water be clear or murky?  Will the bottom be full of dead worms who wiggled their way under the cover, fell in the water and drown? And...how's that liner doing?

We were relieved that upon peeling back the cover that the water was sparkling clear. (Whew!)

Last week, while poking around in our basement looking for something else, I came across a plastic yellow duck.

Hmm. Where did that come from?  Neither Mr. L nor I remember ever buying this duck. Did someone give it to us?  Was it conjured up by rubbing a lamp and asking a genie for a wish? Who knows! But it's now in our pool, floating around and looking a little lonely. Should I try to find her a friend? Many friends?  Where would I find it/them?

Since the pool was looking pretty spiffy, I decided to make a video using it as a background. What do you think? (I like the bird tweeting in the background.)


So, yup, if you'be been waiting for the paperback of A KILLER EDITION, it'll be available on June 30th.

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2 comments:

rgp1950 said...

The time stamp says 5:18 am.I'm just amazed that anybody can be that coherent at that time of the morning. I like the rubber ducky and am looking forward to your new book. I have a purple one on the side of my tub for when my granddaughter comes over. A duck, not a book. rgp1950@yahoo.com

Miss Merry said...

This year my daughter paid the pool company to come and open her pool for her. She said she will never open it by herself again LOL.