There was no advance notice.

No fanfare.

I just happened to look out the window, and see my neighbors walking around their pool.

I decided to be neighborly (to investigate) ... from a safe distance, of course.

What I saw was ... a miracle.

A sure sign of spring, and the summer to come.

A sign of Jersey "normal" during anything but normal times.

The pool is now ... open.

The actual removal of the pool cover took about a minute.

The feeling of seeing blue water instead of a black pool cover?

Priceless.

Especially this year.