And summer in Austin, Texas is HOT.
Finding ways to stay cool is not just a fun pastime, but rather a matter of survival.
So I've done something I thought I would never do. While my redneck-ness hasn't ever been a real big secret, it's never been quite as obvious as it is at this very moment.
Want proof? Here is my backyard:
Yes, against all my husband's protests and against all neighborhood restrictions, we have a 1000 gallon, 10 feet wide, blue kiddie pool complete with filter and debris cover right off our back porch.
And if that isn't enough, we have bonus water features:
We're not in Aspen anymore, y'all.
So why did I succumb to my inner redneck and buy this tacky pool?
Because of this: