For quite some time we've been enjoying the aroma of a briquette BBQ.
Something about the scent of briquettes heating tells my brain that summer has arrived.
The only catch is that my beloved is notorious for working until the last possible moment and the briquettes are often still stone cold when the kitchen is ready to send out the meat.
We had company coming on Sunday for dinner and so we ran to our favorite big box store and purchased a gas grill.
The afternoon was still young and the ETA of assembling the BBQ was in my assembologist's mind .. .an hour .. .tops.
and I went out to enjoy the garden . ..
When I came back to check on him. . .
he was hopping mad . . .
(bet you haven't heard that phrase in a while)
He was .. . in fact quite irritated.
The person that is responsible to insert the assembly instruction manual into the box, apparently was on a sabbatical and they neglected to insert a replacement assembly instruction into the box. . .person.
This delayed the process, significantly.
I ran to the house to see if I could download a manual.
My sons have ensured me that everything we need only needs to be downloaded.
If it is there. . .I couldn't locate it.
I entered every possible scenario into the computer. .
"you've got a lot of it put together" .. .I said
"stupid people". . .he said
"I can't smell none". . .he said
I found the BBQ completely assembled. . .
except for this one part. . .
he was circling the BBQ. . .
He had used every nut and bolt. .
all the holes had been filled.
I just love this man .. .
truly, he is quite something.
He figured it out.
I said. . ."are you going to fire it up to see if it works?"
He said. . "bring out the meat"
I said .. ."do we have lots of propane?"
He said. . ."lots"
Later on. . .the company arrived. .
I said. . "fire up the BBQ boys"
minutes later. . .
my beloved came in and said. . .
"we're going to town .. .we need propane"
So, off the boys went to get more propane.
When they came back. . .they were both smiling.
"the tank was 3/4 full". . .they said.
"must have been a bit of air in the line". . .they said.
Good times.. .
Good friends .. .
making good memories. ..
The moral of the story is .. .
don't take something home that needs assembling. . .
until you know the assembling instructions are in the box. .
Have a wonderful day my friends.