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We're getting a POOL!!!


FANTASTIC news--we signed a contract with Cody Pools yesterday to build our pool, the design I posted previously on my blog. I am ecstatic, to say the least. We all are. This is our first pool to have and I know we'll enjoy it tremendously. They have estimated that it will take 55 working days from the time they get HOA approval, and the pool should be completed by the end of May. And there will be photos, undoubtedly.

More good news--remember when Kelly was voted for as the best speaker and paper presented at a conference he attended last month? He found out there was more to his prize--he also gets to present the same paper at a conference to be held in one of several cities in the next few months, all expenses paid by one of the companies who sponsored the event. These are his choices:
  • Munich

  • Beijing

  • Tokyo

  • San Jose

  • Bangalore
He told the contact person that he would let her know his preference, but he knows for sure that it will not be to San Jose. We both agreed that Tokyo would be our first choices. I'm excited for him! Way to go, Kelly!

Comments

that's great news. You will love your pool. Who am I kidding, i will love your pool!

Congrats to Kelly. I hope that means you get to go with him!!
Kelly said…
I think I should go with Kelly to Tokyo! Why not? It would be the perfect time to use up some of my mileage credit. It's not until this summer, so I have plenty of time to worry about that.

Yes, you will love the pool too. I'm sure there will be plenty of pool soirees. Don't you think at our first card camp after the pool is done, we should all hang out in the spa?
~ Tina said…
Double the excitment! I'm thrilled for you guys on the pool decision, and how honored Kelly must feel re: his public speaking talents! World travel does exist beyond PC!
Megs said…
congrats on the work stuff for Kelly. That is awesome. Even more exciting though is a new pool. I love the lay out and can't wait to hear more about the progress!
Maryanne said…
Don't you just love good news?! It's a heckuva lot better than bad news ;) And you've got double reason to celebrate!

Those are both way exciting! I wonder where you will go this summer? And can I ask why is San Jose out of the question?
jk!!
Craignlisa said…
How exciting for both news of getting a pool and for Kelly doing so well with his job. I sure wish that Dustin and Jen still lived in Austin, then there would have been a better chance of us getting to use your pool. Now all of our vacation time is spent traveling to Colorado. I do hope that we will get to cross paths sometime though. I miss you guys! Say hi to the family for me! Oh and have fun in Tokyo.
Sierra said…
what exciting news!! And I will be at the card camp/pool party!! Hopefully it gets done by when they say so you can have it for the summer instead of almost a year later like my parents'.
Lonna said…
Congrats on the pool news, and on the trip for Kelly. What an exciting life he leads.
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Amanda said…
how exciting! I would love to visit Tokyo one day! I have a lot of family in Japan that I've never met before.
great news about the pool too. It's very pretty and will be so much fun!
Holly said…
that's so exciting, on both counts! Yay for the pool and Yay for Kelly!! Will you get to travel with him??
Madison said…
That is so cool! I bet you'd have a blast in Tokyo. Someday I'd like to go there, though of the choices, I'd've picked Beijing. But that's just me! I just got an email from the University informing me that I can register for fall classes in a couple of weeks. I'm ecstatic to take Chinese!
Bobbi said…
Congratulations on both of the good news events! Tokyo is an exciting, vibrant city, and you should go for sure with Kelly. Or to Munich--I have to root for Germany, of course!
Julie said…
What exciting news all around! I loved the pool designs and it's going to be gorgeous! Cognratulations to Kelly on his trip!! That's wonderful! You definitely have to go with him!

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