The Sledgehammer – Version 2.0

May 18, 2008

Chilling Out in the Pool… Literally

Filed under: Uncategorized — Brian Lutz @ 11:04 am

As you probably figured out if you live anywhere near here, yesterday’s weather was unusually hot for this time of year, reaching as high as 90 degrees in Seattle. a temperature more typical of mid August than mid May.  With some of the unusual weather patterns we’ve had here this year (including snow as late as the middle of April, less than a week after we had a Saturday with 80-degree weather) we’ve been getting such anomalies as the combination of 80-degree weather in the mountains while ski areas are still open.  The weather provided an opportunity to wear shorts outside for the first time in more than six months, and a chance to spend some quality time outdoors.

Later in the evening, the singles ward I attend church at had an activity which was originally scheduled as a ping pong tournament, but due to the nice weather ended up turning into a pool party.  This took place at a house which is owned by the former bishop of our ward who is currently serving in Pennsylvania as a mission president, so a member of our current Bishopric is housesitting on a long-term basis.   There’s just one thing wrong with this picture…

As you can see, plenty of people attended, but there doesn’t seem to be a lot of swimming going on here.  The weather outside might have been into the Eighties, but the temperature of the pool hadn’t quite caught up yet, and was rather cold.  A few brave souls (myself included) did eventually go into the pool for a while, but other people seemed to need a bit of, um, encouragement.  Josh Wheeler, who currently seems to be busy leading a double life (or at least blogging about one) decided to take matters into his own hands…

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