So, this is totally redneck.
But, its hot outside and we really don't care.
Matt was given a hot tub (before I came on the scene) about 10 years ago.
We used it a lot when we were dating.
Over the last 5 years, we haven't used it so much.
Last summer, my super smart husband had the fabulous idea to get the tub cleaned out and use it for the summer, without the heater. It was fantastic!
This summer, he had an even better idea.
Which I don't have pics of yet...but rest assured, they will turn up on the blog at some point because its entirely too funny.
So, he decided that we needed a practical way to keep the water cool.
Most people would think....just throw some ice in there.
Not so smart. Ice cubes would melt really quick and have no impact on the temperature of the water.
He said we needed large, solid pieces of ice.
His genius idea....save our used gallon milk jugs...fill almost to the top with water (leave room for expansion when freezing).
Freeze in the deep freeze;)
We currently have 3 gallon jugs and 2 half gallon buttermilk jugs:)
We just let them float with us for a while in the water and they cool the water perfectly!
Here is a pic of my boys enjoying the "cool" tub....without the frozen milk jugs;)
Notice the placement of the golfcart...
Matt said it served a dual purpose..
1. Provided shade
2. It put his beer cooler within arms reach
Matt is going to kill me for putting up this one, but,
I can't help it I love Bubba's bottom.
I promise we slather him with sunscreen....he came out of the womb this color and hasn't changed one bit.
He has an olive complexion just like Matt. Although, his bottom is pretty white...
So, this is how we enjoy our hot, sweltering afternoons.
Maybe you should come out and join us!