Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Country Club at it's Finest

I have to admit, I grew up enjoying my parent's country club immensely. I was on the swim team from the age of 5 and it was pretty much the dominating environment of my childhood. In the summers the normal routine was to wake up in the morning, put on our bathing suits, head to swim practice, afterwards jump off the diving board 4389734 times, have lunch at the pool, jump off the diving board 4398743098 more times, then have dinner at the pool with my dad joining us after a day of work. I have to say that it was the life. And I have been missing it a lot lately. So I decided to take matters into my own hands. If I couldn't be lounging around at Ansley in Atlanta, I would have to create my own private Country Club and extend membership invitations to only the tip top elite in Germany. Last week I took the first steps towards my dream by purchasing the pool.Now this pool might not look like much but after two days of preparation, I think that my country club is closer to being complete! I really wish that I had taken some pictures of it today while it was in action but sadly, I don't want to show a picture of myself in a bathing suit. So here it how it looked yesterday while it was being filled.Who knew it would take ALL day to fill a 1500 gallon pool? I sure didn't. I finally turned off the hose around 5 because I may or may not have gotten a bit nervous about the actual weight of the pool on our deck. I mean, as much as I want this pool, I don't want it to collapse into our basement or anything. That might not be worth it. Upon Deaner's arrival home last night and his assurance that the pool would not collapse into our basement I resumed work this morning. I got our new patio umbrella set up.So now we have a dining facility at the Club. I realize that that umbrella is tilted to the side but there have been contruction workers at the house next store and this provided a bit of privacy. And finally!! The pool was filled to capacity!Keep in mind that during the day (before 5pm) my whole swimming pool is in the sun. I'll try and do better with the pictures tomorrow! Do you like my rafts? At the real Club, rafts are not allowed but this is the joy of having your OWN club! You get to make the rules! Today my friend Anne came over for the Grand Opening of my Country Club and it was a huge hit. The water was still a bit chilly having just come out of the hose but we both got in the pool and floated on our rafts for an afternoon of pure enjoyment! I didn't even manage to sink my raft despite being over the weight limit! Today at my pool I served fruit smoothies, brownies and diet coke. Not my finest menu but I am expecting that to improve. Steph will be joining me at the Club tomorrow and I am planning a lunch of fresh brushetta and icy drinks. In about 7 weeks or so I will also be serving a full bar. I am hoping that I can talk Deaner into grilling out by my pool this weekend so I can show him how awesome it is. For membership information please contact me!

12 comments:

Jennifer said...

Haha! This is cute! I am glad you have your pool up and running! I know you are enjoying it! Cute post!

MRU said...

It's no Ansley, but it works and I really wish Jack and I could swing by with some chicken fingers and Shirley temples to make it a little more like home. Enjoy your club!

Allison said...

Fancy!! I've been trying to talk my mom and dad into getting a little inflatable pool for their back yard...so far I've been unsuccessful :(

J, T and Theo B. said...

this is hilarious.

Jane said...

I am so jealous of the Deaner Country Club, and I especially love the menu! Sure wish I was in that pool right now instead of sitting in my office!

The Pink Chick said...

You are too cute! I like your set up! Enjoy your pool!!!

Anonymous said...

If Richard Dean Dean grills make sure the pool isn't close by.....don't want to burn a hole in the side ......... then no pool !

Love it

Anita K. said...

Golf needs to be added to the Country Club experience. You can either get an astroturf mat with a hole or one of those cups where it bounces the ball back to you. What is the initiation fee at your club? :-)

Steve said...

Redneck Yacht Club! (nelly)

Kari Goldsberry said...

LOVE IT!!! I'm glad you can enjoy some of home away from home... Speaking of home, when are ya'll coming back for your next visit? We can have the tiki bar up and running for Deaner, lol! And I'd love to be able to meet baby Evans!!!!

Email me sometime! I won't be on facebook for awhile...got tired of all the damn drama! :) :) :)

AAM said...

Oh I miss the Ansley Summers! I am a member at Ansley and I summer is different as an adult. I am happy the club house is accepting applications!

susanne said...

I hope the initiation fee at Deaner Country Club (the DCC) is a lot less than at Ansley. In fact, I may be dropping out of AGC and joining the DCC. Is there a rigorous application process?? I will soon be a guest there - will you be paying my guest fees?