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Mysterious Ways

Since Dad died, we've all had to figure out how to do those innumerable things he used to do around the house, but never bothered to show anyone. I've taken over the garden, with varying degrees of success. Charlie figured out where the storm windows & insulation for the air conditioners were, and installed same. Mom's been sorting things out with the oil burner.

But we've all been stumped by the BBQ grill.

You wouldn't think working a gas BBQ grill would be such a difficult thing for three reasonably intelligent people. Make it five, actually; we asked a couple of my uncles, who basically replied, "Duh..." But it was. I don't know if it was a collective mental block or an exceptionally complicated grill, but it's been sitting there in the backyard for months while Mom & I ordered takeout cheeseburgers from American Cafe to satisfy our carnivorous cravings.

Tonight, while looking for something completely unrelated, Mom found a page of step-by-step instructions, in Dad's handwriting, for how to use the grill. His final instruction? "Don't burn your arm off!"

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annuala
Oct. 29th, 2007 11:02 pm (UTC)
Ah... see, you weren't meant to find those instructions until now--after barbecue season... ;-)
jenni411
Oct. 30th, 2007 01:44 pm (UTC)
*grins* Actually, BBQ season at our house ran until it was cold enough to freeze the meat outdoors.
mitchy
Oct. 29th, 2007 11:48 pm (UTC)
His final instruction? "Don't burn your arm off!"

*giggles* Honestly, you'd think he had no faith in you or something :D

Reminds me of the instructions for setting the video I used to leave for Mum when I went away to Uni. They all started the same:-

FIRST FIND YOUR GLASSES!!
jenni411
Oct. 30th, 2007 01:45 pm (UTC)
LMAO! I think I need to add that to *my* instructions for setting the VCR. *g*
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