Saturday, July 3, 2010

Fourth of July Present


Fourth of July Present, originally uploaded by A!ison.

On Friday I was talking to my dad on the phone. He was cursing the Home Depot gods because the grill he got us was not due for delivery till July 9. He really wanted us to have the grill by the fourth. Right as he was filling my ear about how he can't believe they would ship this thing from Louisiana and doesn't HD have a warehouse in Florida yadda yadda yadda, my door bell rings. I had to yell through his ranting "DAD, WAIT A SEC, THERE IS SOMEONE AT MY DOOR." I'll give you three guesses as to who it was. I'll wait.....

No, it wasn't Publishers Clearing House.
No, it wasn't our neighborhood Avon lady.
It was HOME DEPOT!!!

My dad and I sat on the phone speechless. Crazy.

So today my husband and I put this beast of a grill together. It has two sides, a gas side and a charcoal side. It also has a burner on the side for a pot of beans or whatever. The charcoal side is cool. It has this industrial grate that you pull out of the bottom to empty your coals. Makes it real easy. We CANNOT wait to use it!

The problem is our backyard is completely open. Behind us is an empty lot so all the neighbors that sit on the street behind us has a birdseye view of the ongoings of our house. What do you think the odds are of someone rolling this thing over to their back porch? I mean, practically every backyard in Florida is like our backyard and they all have free standing BBQ's. What do you think? Am I too Californiaized? Should I not even worry about this kind of thing? Should I figure out a way to secure it? All thoughts are appreciated.

One more thing, we lit some of the fireworks I bought at Target the other day. See, isn't it strange to even read that? .... "bought fireworks at TARGET" Anyway, the "snakes" are nasty and shouldn't even be referred to as fireworks. They are more like a steaming piece of poo, literally. My husband lit them and left them. Right now as I type this it looks like a dog came along and did his business on my patch of cement out back. Gross! Hope the other ones aren't as disappointing.

7 comments:

Rev Roo said...

What an awesome gift for you guys! The BBQ looks nice! Crazy story about delivery...so are you having a July 4th BBQ party? Can I come? What are you guys going to do?

Connie R. said...

Secure it! And don't put the snake fireworks on the BBQ. I remember those snakes!

Anne said...

I agree with Connie. It's ok to act Californian - you're from California, besides I bet your new BBQ is the best on the block.

Wootman said...

Can it make burritos? :)

RollerScrapper said...

nice bbq! but omg snakes? Those are the lame "fireworks" (can we even call them that) that you end up getting b/c you got the 20 dollar "BIG BOX" of 50!!!! fireworks...and they gave you a box of 20 snakes to make it seem like you got a good deal. I wish I could have warned you :)

Lindsey said...

what a great gift!!

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