Thursday, August 02, 2007

Finally got to knit on my patio after using the grill!

On May 23rd I bought a new Weber Grill to use on my new patio. Well there was one delay after another and what could go wrong did go wrong. After much hoopla,(gas line destroyed during patio construction) I had to convert the grill from Natural Gas to Liquid Gas. The store where I purchased the grill ( also the place where I got the wonderful fan/freezer!) told me that Weber grills do not convert BUT the Weber Grill hotline was so helpful. MY GRILL does convert and a very helpful women sold me the parts and convinced me that I could do it. Yesterday afternoon when I was crawling around under the grill in 90+ degrees screwing and unscrewing and soaping up joints to look for leaks I was not really sure. I almost called her back to invite her to visit me and do it herself "while she was here!" BUT I got it completed and we actually used the grill last night. Just a simple meal, barbecued chicken, corn on the cob and my version on my grandmother Italian style Rattatoui. While the chicken was cooking I actually sat down and worked on my new sweater from Polare from Plymouth.

Tonight is Caroline's last college class for her degree. She had to drop this speech class last winter when she had her hernia operation. It is hard to believe how much has changed since last year. Last year at this time Bob was on hospice in the nursing home and we were getting the house ready for him to come home . He would be so pleased to see Caroline and all the changes we did to the house. I still miss him.

My friend is coming over for another marathon painting day. After today I am throwing in the towel until the fall. I'll do little things but I just am not doing anymore "day labor" . After this most of what I need to do can be done in chunks during cold afternoons in the winter!

1 comment:

Katya said...

Oh Frances, how wonderful that you were able to use your new patio! Hurrah! I know how it feels to have to be doing things you have never done before...the only difference is, I have Mark behind me, instructing me and telling me I *can* do it. You have no idea how many times I have nearly "crowned" him in frustration! One of the most trying jobs was crawling under the cabinet in the sink to install a new faucet. That was tough, as they had changed the style, and he was instructing me wrongly!!! I did finally get the job done, though! And, it hasn't leaked! It really is amazing how much we can do.

I do believe Bob would be so impressed at all you and Caroline have accomplished in this year. I am so sorry he left early. It really must be hard to adjust.

Did you finish painting? You are an amazing woman, Frances! Your fortitude and sticktoittiveness is a real inspiration!!!