Grill the Procrastinator

I have admitted to procrastination before on this blog. I won’t do a search, but I am sure there are several posts dedicated to the subject.  The only problem is that I have several long term procrastinations that I have not admitted to.  While I won’t outline them all, I have to explain one because I finally overcame it today.

Some background.

Last night I celebrated my nephew’s milestone birthday. I also got caught up in a terrible construction event called summer in Ontario which made a one hour trip into a two hour trip.  I was too tired to get up and cycle this morning although I had been looking forward to the ride all week.  Hopefully, I will find the drive to get up tomorrow morning, though Sunday is often a struggle.

In an effort to salvage the day, I decided to tackle one of my long term procrastinations. That procrastination was project barbeque.  I bought this particular grill a couple of years ago.  It was probably winter when I bought it.  It was on sale at the Superstore and if my memories serves me correctly, it was no tax day.  My previous barbeque was a lovely, if a tad expensive machine that they stopped selling at Canadian Tire.  The propane jets had burned clean through and there were some holes where there shouldn’t have been.  I put it on the curb and it was picked up by a scrap metal person making his weekly rounds.

I mentioned it was winter and there was no way I was going to try and assemble the thing with winter gloves on. So, I put it in the corner of the garage, promised myself that I would get to it as soon as spring arrived.  Either spring never arrived, or I just never got to it–you decide which.

As of today, it is assembled….mostly. I have one leftover part and I have to get a new propane tank.  I have one leftover part because the assembly instructions were the worst I have ever seen.  Now I know why the thing was on sale for such a good price.  I am going to have to do some online research to see where everything really goes.  Hopefully, it will all woIMG_20180609_201311536rk out.

Besides overcoming procrastination, I feel good because I assembled something. I don’t have a lot of confidence in my handy-man (I would say handy person, but I am speaking about myself) skills and will always celebrate any of these kinds of things.

I rewarded myself with a beer (This one was called Lunch Money and it was pretty good) and an episode of Private Eyes–unfortunately Nicole DeBoer doesn’t seem to be making any guest appearances this season.

About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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