That 'something' became finishing his work on our pool. When we bought the place a few years ago, it came with a very old concrete pool. Pools are really common in New Zealand, but not ones like ours. Not everyone can boast that their pool has a tree growing in the middle of it. It's taken three years, much concrete, silicon filler and various electric tools (which I'm convinced were bought with the excuse of fixing the pool, but never actually touched the pool) - but we now we have a pool.
|my daughter - braving the cold!|
And then the sheep got distracted by my husband's backside - in a flash she'd stuck her nose where it shouldn't have been. My husband yelped, tipped forward and fell into the freezing water head first. It was a perfect slow motion example of how not to dive. For a second we were too stunned to move, then the girls started laughing and I did what any supportive wife would do - ran for the camera.
The pool is now operational, although still very cold. The sheep is banned from the garden and letting us all know just how grumpy she is with that decision. And I promised not to put the pictures on Facebook - for a price. Let's just say I'll be enjoying many, many breakfasts in bed between now and the New Year. Looks like this year is going to end well after all.