We are being subjected to a heatwave of some length at the moment, and as our summer temps don’t usually get up to the high 80s and low 90s, normal homes do not have A/C. As a result, when the high temperatures are sustained for more than a few days, it’s a bit uncomfortable – especially the sleeping part.
I knew this weather was coming, and as I contemplated how to best deal with it, I had a brilliant idea.
I’m one of those mean adults who always envies the little kids that get to splash in their little pools in the summer. So, I went online to look and see if there isn’t something affordable and doable that is available for adults. I found something for under 40 €, and ordered it.
The discussion (or objections) by the folks surrounding this little pool, as it was on its merry way to being delivered, were exhausting.
“It’s a silly idea.”
“You’re going to ruin the lawn.”
“You’ll need 2 cubic meters of water just to fill it.” (In Germany, cubic meters is a common measure of volume – 1 cbm is 1000 liters)
“It will take the water three days to warm up enough for anyone to go in it.”
“Where on earth will you put it?”
“No one is going to use it.”
“Leaves and dirt will soil it.”
“Stop being a child.”
It got here yesterday. The’ve all shut up now and think it’s great.