$220 in Canadian Tire Money Buys a BBQ

Exact total = $219.70

Counting it took my neighbours and I hours. We found that blue guy in the bills. Separating cash in glasses is clever eh.

Been saving for 20 years.

I was short about $40.

Neighbours starting dumping their savings into the effort, Brian showed up with a massive drawer, we ended up $2.30 over target.

It’s the MasterChef S380 Propane BBQ.  3 burners, 46,000 BTUs, on sale $189.99 here

The neighbours helped a lot with this purchase.

Another drove me in his F150 to pick it up.  And then put it together for me… so BBQs come in pieces?

The lady at Canadian Tire was unfazed.
She counted it by hand, took 20 minutes.

During which I announced to every passerby, “look, I’m buying a BBQ with only Canadian Tire money.”

Inaugural meat from The Meat Merchant of course.

An ole’ fashioned butcher serving organic, local meat and ingredients that are nitrite and preservative-free.

My neighbour, “wait Keri, you should document this moment, give me your phone and show the beer more, it’s part of BBQing.”

Brian’s first iPhone photo!

I tried. Honestly, I tried.

I listened to instructions.

I don’t know how it went so west.

Know what though, everyone was kind and ate them anyway.

Concluding with some BBQ-catalog-posing.



Fall Goal – Learn to Eat Not Powerbars for Dinner

Found that in my fridge, look at the date.

I’m also bad at forgetting about the pizza and box in the oven. The worst time was when I found one… four months later.

It was easier when I lived downtown, walk out my door and there’s 30 restaurants to choose from. I’m going to have to learn to cook this winter, necessity is the mother of all inventions and all that.

It’s just… cooking is the least interesting thing ever. Cooking is for when I’m old.