okay - well i don't have any pics of us actually IN da hot-tub (we can't find our bathing suits as we don't need them here - we think they are in one of the attics. as soon as we find them, i'll post a pic of us in da HOT-TUB!)
however, i do have pics OF da hot-tub. here's a pic showing where the hot-tub lives - it's awesome!
and here is a pic of only half of the cover removed. this is a 4-person hot-tub and it is soooo roomy. back in the city we had a 2-person hot-tub. the difference is amazing. we can stretch right out in this one. oh and the jets are to die for.
and here is a pic without the jets on. we love this thing. the little thing floating on the bottom right of the pic is our bobbing water thermometer. that weird string thing on the left - i have no idea??? i think it is the reflection of something or????
so there it is. we have been in and out of it several times over the past two days. the hot-tub is extremely therapeutic and if used regularly, can really help out with a variety of aches and pains. the only problem is that when you first start using it - aches and pains that you might not have been aware of very quickly identify themselves! it takes a couple of weeks of using the hot-tub before you start actually enjoying it. right now - the two of us are moaning and groaning about pains and aches that we didn't know about. and that's on top of the pains and aches that we do know about. but slowly the hydrotherapy will work out all of our aches and pains.
for anyone interested, this is a Softub model. when empty, it only weighs 70lbs...so you can move it anywhere you want. we had a Softub in the city for 2yrs and then gave it to our step-dad. he is enjoying the crap out of that thing. we never experienced any problems with it and neither has our step-dad. i really recommend that if you consider getting a hot-tub, that you check out Softub!
as crazy as this may sound - this is an investment in our health. and well worth the money! besides the hydrotherapy that it provides, it also provides us with a place to start the day and a place to end the day. whenever we are in the hot-tub we chat, we talk about plans for tomorrow, we talk about short-term goals, long-term goals, our ideas and our dreams. the hot-tub is a very soothing way to start and end the day. it helps to relieve stress, tension, muscle aches and pains - and it is a wonderful place to sit and enjoy a glass of wine (me) or a beer (jambaloney) at the end of a day and look back at what we have accomplished.
we love the hot-tub. and recommend that all of our friends look into getting one - the physical, mental and emotional health benefits are great. but getting in da HOT-TUB whenever you want - that's the best part!