A Greenhouse Over A Heated Swimming Pool

October 28, 2021

Reflections, Day 20

“”For everything there is a season and a time for every purpose under Heaven”—Ecclesiastes 3:1 KJV

Winter is approaching so it’s time to reassemble the greenhouse that goes over the pool. We put the structure together a week ago. Then came the hard part.

We had to wait and watch the weather. We needed the perfect day to cover the structure with two layers of polyethylene film. The problem is that the sheets of plastic are 80 feet long and 40 feet wide. If a small breeze gets under the plastic, it will fly away like a big kite and anyone hanging on to it will receive a free trip to the heavens. After we had gotten the frame ready, though, the weather turned to rain and wind. We studied the weather and waited.

Finally, on Wednesday, there was a weather report that predicted, “wind at 5 mph from the northeast, becoming calm.” That was close as it was going to get and there were several days of rain and wind predicted to start the following day. I was on the mountain with my friends, waiting…and waiting. The breeze persisted but after lunch time it subsided and we got busy. Our patience paid off (as it usually does).

I have dreamed about wind and plastic for several nights.

Tonight I will sleep well, I’m sure.

The hard part is finished for now and the fun part is on the way.

Hooking up the electricity and ventilation is easy because all I have to do is watch the electrician.

Then we move in plants to keep for next spring

Comfy furniture to relax on when the weather outside is cold but the weather inside will be warm and pleasant.

And the lady of the house can enjoy one of her favorite pastimes.

An oasis of summer on the coldest day.

—john schulz

Published by John P.Schulz

I lost my vocal cords a while back due to throat cancer. The laryngectomy sent me on a quest to find and learn to use my new, altered voice. I am able to talk now with a really small and neat new prosthesis. My writing reflects what I have learned in my search for a voice. My site johnschulzauthor.com publishes a daily motivational quote and a personal comment. I write an article a week for my blog, johntheplantman.com which deals with a lot of the things that I do in the garden. I am also the author of Requiem for a Redneck and the new Redemption for a Redneck--novels portraying the lives and doings of folks around the north Georgia hills. I have an English Education degree from the University of Georgia and very happily married to the lovely Dekie Hicks. You may enjoy my daily Quotes and Notes at http://johnschulzauthor.com/

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