Summer Without a Pool
I removed my above-ground pool in March of 2014 and I couldn’t wait to see the difference in the water bill.
I was worried I would miss it once it was gone, but there wasn’t a single moment where I missed swimming in the pool more than I enjoyed not having to deal it. I didn’t realize how much emotional friction it had been causing between the guilt over how much water I was using (this is Texas, afterall) and worrying about keeping it functioning properly (I maintained it myself).
It helped that I put things in its place that I love so much more.