Tuesday, May 22, 2007

RIP Dear Hot Tub

We bought our house 3 1/2 years ago -- right before homes around here got ridiculously expensive. It's a small little starter home, luckily in a nice and quiet neighborhood. At the time we thought we were paying a fortune for it. As the months went by and it really started to appreciate, we realize how lucky we were to buy when we did.

Our house is nothing to get excited about, but there are a couple really cool things about it. Our back gate opens up to a field, which is great, considering our yard is tiny and there aren't any parks within walking distance. Also, up until a few days ago, we had a hot tub. Our house may be small, but we had a hot tub. I mean, how cool is that?

Apparently none of our friends or family thought so because no one ever came to hang out with us in our hot tub. We offerend all the time and people had all sorts of excuses. I was starting to think maybe they didn't want to see G or me in a swim suit.

A couple of weeks ago, the hot tub kicked the bucket. G looked around online and realized it was going to cost a lot to fix it. We've been in need of a storage shed. So as sad it was to get rid of the hot tub, we figured the time had come to trade it for a shed. We started shopping around for one right away.


Conveniently, the hot tub broke the same week that our town was having the "free bulky waste day" at the dump. So, G and Buddy spent Saturday deconstructing the wood base and cutting up the top while I was away in Utah. Then G spent an evening demolishing the fiberglass tub. G is constantly raving about how cool one of his saws is, and it certainly served him well during this project.

We rented a U.haul and loaded it all up and hauled it off to the dump. Thanks to gas prices, our "free" trip to the dump cost us fifty bucks.


The pathetic thing is, we don't even miss the hot tub. I thought I would. Maybe that's because it's sweeps and we've been glued to the TV all month. You can tell we're old married people when we'd rather have a shed than a hot tub.

10 comments:

Emily said...

What?!? Rented a Uhaul? No one in your ward has a truck? RIP, dear hot tub.

G said...
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G said...

I borrowed an electric reciprocating saw to cut it up because my cordless wasn't quite powerful enough. I did enjoy cutting it up into pieces.

G said...

While most people would have enjoyed seeing M in her bathing suit, it was probably the thought of seeing my flabby white body that kept most of our friends away.

Yang said...

No good hot tub demolition story is complete without mention of the sledge hammer--whether it was used extensively or not

Emily said...

Thanks for the comment, M. We will go out in a few weeks so that Paul can bless the baby in church. I'm really doubly blessed.

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