Yesterday I was so happy to see good old Karen bustling around and getting ready for cocktail party at her home. She used to throw lil’ get-togethers around her pool almost every weekend in the summer, but since we had our tiff, she has seemed down and less social (and fatter). Anyway, it is important to keep yourself busy, and I was glad to see Karen getting ready for a few friends yesterday.
Unfortunately, late afternoon, when she ran out for a few minutes, her whole pool seemed to back up somehow and it was a real mess. It was filled with leaves and dirt and who knows what else, and the pump was broken. Poor Karen! She had to have her party indoors because her normally beautiful garden was a real eyesore. I don’t want to have to call anyone, but if she doesn’t get taken care of soon, then I might have to let the zoning people and the bug people know that she has this unsightly, unmaintained mosquito breeding ground in her backyard. It would be a shame if she had to get rid of her pool. She loves that pool almost as much as her husband and dog. Ooops!
A mutual friend told me at the grocery store this morning that there was a part missing from her pool that is also out of stock at every pool store for miles around and it will be a few weeks before they can get order it and install it. It is a tiny little part, just a few pennies, but it has to be ordered from Asia, so her pool may be out of service for the rest of the summer. Poor Karen. What did she ever do to deserve such terrible luck?