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Is it Decadent to Own Two Grills?

You may recognize our grill from various posts I’ve put up about grilling (The Succulent Death post comes to mind…)

Grill with Side Smoker

Grill with Side Smoker

I bought this grill for Mike before the kids were born…so it’s over 5 years old. It’s done VERY well for us (I’m sure having a grill master helps 😉 )

Last week, Mike stopped off at Home Depot to pick up some supplies to put shelves onto my newly aquired hutch for my desk. (Thanks honey!!) When he pulled into the parking lot, he saw that they were holding a contest: make 5 out of 5 baskets, and they’ll give you a $20 gift card. His first thought (according to him): “I’m just going to shank these, should I even bother embarrassing myself??” And second thought (according to him): “Oh why the hell not.

Lo and behold, he shanked the first two shots. But he made the third shot…to which the attendent said, “Here’s your raffle ticket. You won the grill!!” LOL Mike didn’t even know that the grill was one of the prizes. 🙂 Apparently, you got a raffle ticket if you made 1 shot, but you had to make all 5 to get the $20. The attendent already knew that whoever made the next shot would get the raffle ticket to match the one on the grill. Too funny.

This weekend, Mike finally got the chance to put the grill together (and my shelves up!)

Harps playing, angels singing

Harps playing, angels singing

(Notice the poor old grill in the background. I hope he takes it okay…I know, I know, get over that whole feeling sorry for inanimate objects thing, Nance.)

The plan, right now, is to use both of them! One is charcoal and one is gas…so they could get along just fine, right?

Happy Griller

Happy Griller

The only problem is that the new one has already taken the old one’s place…I suppose I should go out and talk with it…let it know that the plan is to get more stones so that it has a place to stand as well.

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7 Responses

  1. We just got a grill very similar to your new grill but not for free 😉 That was neat. However, you have a smoker on your old grill which I have not seen before….do you use it? And do you like it? That would be worth keeping for that if you use/like it.

  2. Oh my gosh, I laughed and laughed. I too have the ‘feel sorry for inanimate objects’ thing and I didn’t even realize it until I went back and read the original post you wrote. I think I’ve been that way all of my life.

    We have two grills too (both cheapy charcoal ones though) and my husband just put the old one by the garbage can in one of those ‘grab it if you want it’ deals. I find myself feeling very sorry for it. Perhaps it will make it’s way back to the side of the house today… >.>

  3. What a wonderful story! Congrats!…to you…and the Grill Master…

    I had to laugh…my eyes played tricks on me. You wrote, “Notice the poor old grill in the background”…I thought it read “G..I..R..L” and was looking, and looking for Maggie or someone else. Maybe the old grill is a girl?

    Great post!

  4. That is an awesome looking grill! Congratulations to your husband for winning it! But, that poor old grill. Hopefully it doesn’t feel unloved!

  5. I think someone is trying to tell you to have more BBQ’s and more company over! 🙂

  6. Love that grill! And for free! Can’t beat that. I agree with Jon, time to have a giant barbeque. Let me know when, and maybe I’ll fly in for it.

  7. When’s dinner?

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