A getting ready for tournament GOOD MORNING!!! to you all! Yup, been since the summer before COVID that I last competed in a Jits tournament. A long time coming!
Think About it Thursday Ed-vise today. Cause it’s THURSDAY! Time to THINK!
I love my son.
He’s a smart kid. Hard worker. Wants to do great things with his life.
He came up with an AWESOME idea for a gift to his old man. A BBQ/ Grill/ Smoker.
I have one of these in my back yard. It’s an old Grill Master. Had it for years. I think 12. Bought it when we bought a house in So. Cal.
That thing has been the center piece for some amazing cooking. Steaks and chicken; pizza; vegetables…all kinds of stuff. I even do fried chicken on it because the mess from good fried chicken is a bit heavy in the house.
It has been a good set up. But, time and weather has caused it to need a new one. The legs are a bit rusted out and rotten and the tops are just showing a bit too much rust.
When I bought the Grill Master, it came in three different boxes. Loaded it up in my van and drove it to the house. Put it in the backyard. Then, with plenty of cussing and carrying on, I put it together and we fired it up that night.
Fast forward to this past Tuesday.
The suspense of this gift had been building for some time. Whispered conversations between Spousal Support Unit and Son let me know something was coming down the pipe. So, this past Tuesday, Spousal Support Unit loaded me up and had me drive to an undisclosed location to pick up said gift.
A bit of nervous anticipation though I had a pretty good idea of where we were going based on the directions. Got to to the Lowe’s and told them we were here to pick it up. The clerk went to the back while Spousal Support Unit opened a locker to reveal a GRILL COVER! OH SNAP!
Clerk came back and asked where we parked. He then asked if we could drive around back to the loading dock. We asked if it was in boxes. He said “you ordered it assembled.”
The current grill in the backyard would barely fit in the “Panty Dropper” (that’s my mini-van). Now, this might be a problem.
Sure as shit, we get to the back and I see this HUGE grill ready to be loaded. I’d say a third LARGER than my current one. So, I open all the doors, and start removing seats.
With a bunch of grunts and groans the three of us got it in. Two clerks and myself. Would have been three clerks but ONE of the clerks had to “go check on something.” He showed up just in time to close the doors.
So, Think About It. I’m not quite sure if that beast will be able to go in the backyard WITHOUT taking it apart. Don’t get me wrong, I do LOVE the gift. And, well, I guess I will LOVE putting it back together after I take it apart.
I’m just saying
That’s it for today. Take care of yourselves. Check in on each other and remember if you pretend to be Swedish, you are an…ARTIFICIAL SWEDENER!!!! AHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAA