Turkey Tracks: May 20, 2018
The Hot Tub is…Gone
I gave it to a young family. The father came with an uncle and a brother a few Saturday’s ago. It took longer to prep it to move than any of us thought. And it turned out to be way, way too heavy for three big men to move, especially with a fairly steep hill to negotiate. I never knew the bottom underside was so thoroughly closed off. Probably wise given that the underneath would be toasty warm in the winter.
What is puzzling all of us is that when the hot tub came, it only took three men to bring it up the really steep hill. Now it is super heavy. Is there water inside in the pumping system? Is the motor really that heavy? Questions…
I loved this hot tub for many years and used it a lot. The stars at night in the clear cold of winter are amazing from the inside of a hot tub. I’ve been out there many times in bitter cold, with frozen hair, but warm and happy as could be. You can see the whole of the Milky Way in Maine in the winter.
But, I am not using it. Somehow, I don’t need it anymore. And taking care of it in the winter is not what I want to be doing. It’s time for it to go to someone who will use it and love it.
Thanks to Tom Jackson and his crew and a very big tractor with a crane and bucket, the hot tub is now…gone. And thanks to Eric Chontos (MidCoast Power Washing and Carpentry) for hauling it off.