So... over the last couple of days I've spent a lot of time floating around in the 2010 edition of the now famous Red-Neck Pool. Say what you will, but it's a small slice of heaven to this humble DJ when the temps soar at the Petersen Ranch. But loving it as much as I do I still have come to one true reality... it may be a little bit too small.
Yes, as much as I want not to admit it, the sad and un-asked for recommendations of a Wal-Mart cashier at time of purchase, were accurate! I got in the pool for the first time and the "danger zone" (that spot between the upper thighs and belt) didn't even submerge! The pool is 33" deep and 12' wide and yet I feel like a virtual giant getting and out of it... in fact I really don't need to use the ladder that spans the side, I could no doubt just step over and save the pathetic balancing act.
So in the offing chance that you drive by and spot my floating on my back in an “inappropriately too large for the size of the pool” tube this summer, smile an remember that I also think that I look a little bit stupid, but remember: I love my pool, I’m nice and refreshed in it, and I really don’t care that I look like a buffoon!!!