O/B in Peoria AZ

mslaman

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Jul 17, 2018
109
Peoria AZ
So funny!
one morning I woke up for work and had a extremely painful stomach ache. Felt like someone stabbed me with a ninja sword. I called my job team and let them know I was coming in late. I went back to bed. The Overlord woke up and told me that if I was still in bed when she got home she was going to take me to the hospital.

‘In true male fashion I calmly explained that I was fine and would be going to work soon. I always go to work. Always.
Later that day I woke up when I heard the garage door shut. Oh No!!!!!! I gotta get up!

But I couldn’t move fast enough. The pain. The pain!!!!!! But I got dressed as fast as I could. She said she wanted me to go to the bar and meet some of our friends for happy hour.
I’m in! Let’s go.

Turns out that the new bar happened to be the emergency room at the hospital. And the friends were the ER nurses. I was duped.
Turns out my appendix was ruptured. Emergency surgery. No steak for a week.
 
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kimkats

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Jul 10, 2012
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Tallahassee, FL
You sir are such a GUY!!! :roll: I had to do the same thing with my hubby..............high fever, lump under arm, "I'll be fine". I head to work and get the classroom set up for a sub. Went back home and surprised him still in bed and still high fever. Put him in the truck...............surgery to remove the lymph nodes under his left are due to "Cat Scratch Fever" from working on the fence line the day before and cutting his arm on the fence and kept working while nasty, dirty, sweaty. MEN!!
 
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Arizonarob

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Mar 25, 2018
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Chandler Arizona
You don’t understand guys Kim.
When we’re sick, leave us alone, “we’re fine”. When we’re moody, leave us alone, we’ll get over it. When we’re drunk, you’re the best! Cause that’s the ONLY time you’ll see our feelings!!!!
AND, if you bring it up the next day, we’ll deny it, and say we were drunk.
Guy 101.
 
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craigP

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Jul 17, 2012
4
Round Rock, TX

New to TFP and looking to build at the end of the year. Hopped on here to learn as much as I can and danged if I didn't stumble onto the best build thread EVER! @kimkats you have provided some of the best advice on multiple build threads I've read and just want to say thank you! @Jimrahbe your equipment advice is golden! And @mslaman get well my man and get this build going!
 
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mslaman

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Jul 17, 2018
109
Peoria AZ
OK, OK, I know........ YES THIS IS A BUILD THREAD!!!!!

While researching pools and reading countless threads on this site. Everything started with we are digging a hole. I could not find anything that started with "honey I want a pool". Wait a second...All these wonderful people woke up one day and an excavator showed up and dug a hole? This can't be right. What about all of the angst and work prior to that?

So yes, I agree this could seem like a looooong time before the dig. But realistically, this is exactly all of the things that ave happened since "Honey I want a pool" before digging a hole.

We started with financing. Then we got bids from pool builders. Then we decided to go Owner Builder, then design, COVID and the economy freaked me out. A few steps back....one step forward......And all the fun stuff in between.

Monday we are submitting plans to the HOA (Who has 45 days to approve.......And it turns out that they want color selection of all finishes before we submit. (Honey, this is where you have to decide!!!!!!) Still need to submit to the city but they don't care about finishes.... Then bids, then awards then maybe just maybe we can dig a hole.

Pre-con takes a lot of work. Sometimes pre-con can be longer then the actual construction. I was hoping that the thread would help others to not wonder if this Crud just happens to them. Yes, this could and sometimes does really take this long before the dig.

Stick with us Psycho, were going to dig a hole soon. Maybe in 45 days......I hope.
 

Newdude

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Jun 16, 2019
3,261
NY
A few steps back....one step forward......And all the fun stuff in between.
In all fairness Mslaman, a zombie apocalypse was SO beyond everyones radar. North Korea, econimic collapse........ a meteor or gamma ray..... maybe, but TP hunting ZOMBIES ???? You are totally allowed a minute to catch your breath.

My own build took about 6 years to reach. Upon signing each and every check to daycare my wife would proclaim that the day the expense was off the books, we were buying a pool. When the day came i had been warned plenty but It still seemed too soon. We actually saved $75ish a month having a kindergartener and a giant pool loan. Kind of sad that thats the state of child care nowadays. Luckily my kids were just apart enough to be staggered. Friends with 2 or more kids in daycare paid more than their mortgage. Anywho, most of us were right there with you. Its a huge life altering decision in several ways and with the exception of @stringer77..... we didn't 'BAMM i bought a pool'.
 
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Psycho1122

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Sep 29, 2018
81
Mesa, AZ
I would have to contribute that my build experience was quite the opposite. Now, this Covid "Plandemic" was an unprecedented and unexpected event and I can attest that trying to do a build through all of it would have been a game changer. How serendipitous it was that we did the build in winter/spring of 2019.
The decision to build a pool took about a year after looking for a new home with one and coming up a bit disenchanted with them. Once we chose a builder and put the deposit down on 9/29/2018, I did the backyard pre-prep and tree removal. PB broke ground on 1/10/2019, the pool was filled and complete on 2/27/2019. So, that is 48 days. It did not go without some headaches, but it was expedient for sure. I feel very fortunate how it all went. Now to be fair, I spent the better part of 7 months outdoors from deposit day to finally relaxing after mid July on all the peripheral work. :devilish:
This TFP site was a plethora of great information for me. It was the perfect "virtual" assistant. It allowed me to do the necessary research and allowed me to make knowledgeable decisions on how the pool was built right down to picking equipment and lighting. There was one suggestion for sure from kimkats we wish we would have had prior to waterline tile installation. Sorting and picking through them to determine placement and orientation.
Everyone here has been informative and friendly. The method is SOLID. I have shared what I have learned with fellow pool owners from neighbors to associates. They seem stunned when we zero in on CSI and the impact it has on pool water QUALITY.

Cheers to everyone here! (y)

Yes, I'm sticking with ya mslaman! On with the show! :cool:
 
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mslaman

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Jul 17, 2018
109
Peoria AZ
Sorry everyone. Been really busy. Update? Well. Still waiting for HOA approval.........COVID seems to be the new dog ate my homework excuses as to why it is taking so long.
In other news. Mini-Split has been installed in garage. Wife has her state licensing test tomorrow!
she is patiently waiting for dig day
 

mslaman

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Jul 17, 2018
109
Peoria AZ
Alrighty then. Guess what. We have a new problem.
my design company has gone dark. No reply to email. No reply to phone. Nothing. Nada. zilch
I don’t want to name the company however they are reputable and used by many in Arizona.
I was also hoping TP purchase the pool equipment through them as well.

we are going to need a new equipment supplier. And possibly a design guy if any changes are required by the HOA if they ever get around to approval. Uggggg
 
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