Wednesday, September 14, 2005
These installments seem to happen quite frequently around the ol' Deerledge homestead, but I'm happy to report that this time it was between Gary and Mom. I was the innocent bystander. Actually, I didn't even see it. I heard it!
Gary and I were out out in the driveway putting the spare tire carrier on the camper. Mom came out to ask us if she should light the grill because Gary was going to be grilling steak. "Sure!" Gary said, "we'll be right in". About 4-5 mins later we went into the house and Mom was on the back deck near the grill looking perplexed and pushing on the diagram for the igniter switch, not the switch itself. Gary assumed she had just turned on the gas (she did.....5 minutes before!) because the lid was closed.... so he pushed the igniter switch and KA-FUCKING-BOOM! The lid on the grill blew completely open and flames shot out at Gary and then the lid slammed shut. Gary has a little less arm and facial hairs this morning. My mother has a few more grays hairs as it scared the shit out of her. I guess asking her to light the grill anytime in the near future would be futile. And you all thought I was the only one doing numb stuff around here!
On a different note, I would like to welcome a couple new blogs to my Blogroll. They are Mike Todd - Just Humor Me and Larry at Love Lemming. I'm glad to add them and I hope you take a moment to check them out.