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.
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 work 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.