House maintenance has always been a concern of the family and there was never a time that all of us agreed on certain chores that every one of us was assigned to carry out. This all started when we transferred to our new home where the area was just larger. We had a large garage to park three of our vehicles and ample space for a utility room, a spacious front lawn that was already landscaped, a backyard that had a built-in barbecue pit, a small gazebo, a tool shed and a large-sized swimming bath that could accommodate a whole family at one time. This is what actually raised so many questions since we were on a tight budget soon after the purchase was made and nobody among us adults wanted the cleaning part to be added to the list of obligations.
It was not too long ago that we had to draw straws and had a serious sit down about what task went to whom and how it should be carried out. Towards the end of the discussion, it was quite obvious that the last responsibility would be passed on to my husband, which seemed logical since he was the first one to openly express his excitement when we first saw the backyard during one of our first trips over prior to the transfer. He had willfully accepted the assignment but had also made mention of getting it completely refurbished. This is how I came across some discount pool pumps which were quite an advantage I would say considering that we had to watch out for unwanted expenses.