Monday, July 03, 2006

My 4th of July Gift



Well first off, it's not what you think. Jodi, a family member, nor myself went out and purchased this grill for me.

Let me give you a little background. I went out to eat with some family after church on Sunday for a cousin's birthday lunch. We had decided to ask everyone over for A cookout on the Forth. I was going to grill BBQ Chicken Quarters. After mentioning it to my aunt she asked, "How big is your grill?" I said it sufficient, but it will be tight trying to fit enough quarters on the grill. She replied, "Would you like ours? You can keep it." I'm like, "what?" She went on to tell me that it is 3 years old but had never been used including an extra full tank and some grill accoutrements (still in the packaging). Then there was the, "BUT." Uh-oh... She said it went through Ivan and is a good bit rusted. Sight unseen I said, I'll take it.

I picked it up today. To say it looked neglected would be an understatement. I went by Lowes, picked up a wire brush and some High-heat spray paint and set to work. What you see in the pictures is the fruit of my labor.

By the way, I've wanted a new grill, my old one was wearing out, but I was going to wait until we moved to our permanent abode before seriously looking for one. I'm not only considering this a gift from my aunt, but a little gift from God. And, it's exactly what I wanted.

8 comments:

bigsip said...

Nice!

bigsip said...

It looks brand spanking new to me, man!

Looks like your hard work on it paid off.

Just try to keep it sheltered and it should last you a good long time.

bigsip said...

Hey, what'd you do with your old grill?

Want to give it away to a friend?

If you already gave it away/disposed of it, so be it.

Just figured I'd ask.

kermitgrn said...

BTW: It's a good thing I was given this, too. My other one burst into flames while I was getting ready to throw our chicken quarters on both grills. I look outside and the patio is filled with smoke and flames are shooting out the sides. Sorry, I didn't think to take a picture.

bigsip said...

OK, nevermind.

I didn't need another grill anyway...

mullinz8 said...

He didn’t' think to take a picture of that... Some friend.

Chuck is sounds as though you're settling into your new digs pretty well.

I'm sure the g-parents are happy to have the little kipper around. Get ready to have your regimented life of naps and meal times destroyed.

kermitgrn said...

See "The Flaming Grill Update" for the latest news on this topic: http://midnightcafediscussions.blogspot.com/2006/07/flaming-grill-update.html

Jamison said...

everyone moves... except me...

I want to move one day, and take up a new career. With nothing to do with technology.

And maybe not even in the great southern states...

we shall see...

I envy ole chuckles...