Sunday, August 24, 2008

A BBQ Story

Once upon a time last December a wicked wind storm raced through the city of Calgary, upsetting trees, power lines, lawn chairs and Michaelea's Barbeque. This upset Michaelea very much as it is her favorite way to cook all through the year. She was very sad and going into withdrawls.

... A time later, about 5 months...

The magical day finally came. The income tax cheques were deposited into the bank. Later that week Jon and Michaelea made a lunch date to go to the Barbeque Doctor to look at re-furbished Weber BBQ's when there were only two in the showroom and neither one was ready to take home. A little saddened by this, they didn't give up the search. Later that day, after work to be exact, they headed to Barbecues Galore not knowing what was in store for them there. They got there about 10 minutes before they closed and a nice sales associate named Paul came over to see if he could help them.

They told him what they were looking for and the uses and price range and he recommended the Weber Genesis CEP 320 with the side burner. Now Michaelea and Jon weren't sure they wanted the side burner since most of the time they bbq at home where they can use the stove. Michaelea and Jon decided to leave the store and possibly come back on Saturday.

Saturday morning they went to their Chiropractor appointment in Airdrie and then went to Michaelea's bosses place to see their new PC Brand BBQ as well as play on the Nintendo Wii. After getting tired out playing the boxing game they headed back to Barbecues Galore to talk with Paul. It was much busier than the evening before, and Paul was with another customer. They asked him to find them when he was finished. It wasn't long and they asked a few more questions about the Weber and then said, Okay we'll take it. There was a long waiting time to get one assembled, so they took it home and assembled it themselves. It took about two hours to put together.

After assembly was complete they made a few phone calls to invite some people over for dinner to test out the barbeque. Michaelea ran out to Safeway and picked up the steaks while Jon cleaned up the dining room.

Julia and Cameron came over and enjoyed the steak, baked potatoes, caesar salad, and steamed carrots. After a little while digesting Julia served the Tall Strawberry Shortcake that she picked up on the way over.

They all ate happily ever after.

The End... or should I say just the beginning...

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