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My First Blog

Adventures in Grilling 
 
Mar. 9, 2012 6:03 pm 
Updated: May 25, 2012 7:54 am
Ok..here goes..my first blog. Where to begin? Guess I will start on some background info on my adventures in grilling. Many years ago, we bought our house..old brick rancher, but great structure..per my hubby, who is an electrical/mechanical engineer (can you say anal..still love him tho). Needed a lot of work. We bought it in 1988 and it was built in the 60’s. Kitchen looked liked Rainbow Bright threw up in it..and it is a galley type kitchen..bathroom, well, the wallpaper woke you just going into it. Ok..so we fixed these things over time, but my big wish was a deck. We had a very small concrete porch with 4 steps up to the back door. That was it..about 6 feet by 5 feet of concrete porch. Not much room for anything..and I love to grill and sit outside in the summer. So my hubby and I said “We need a deck”! He designed it (engineer, remember), and he and his brother in law built it. And it was awesome. A friend, who is in the building business said if a tornado ever hit us, the house would go, but the deck would still be standing. I was happy.  And I sat on it and grilled on it..until one day. I was happily sitting on the deck, drinking a beer, playing with my dog, and decided I would grill. So, I lit the grill (gas) to burn off any yucky stuff left over from last time and next thing I knew flames were shooting out and up from the grill. Ok..location of grill is on the old concrete porch, under a roof, but with new deck railing behind it. Now this was an old grill, the one where they still put the glass in the front..like you could see anything after using it one time anyway. Was a Saturday..hubby not home..just me and the dog. Looked at the flames shooting up to the porch roof and thought..oh (delete word). So I calmly went and got the hose and sprayed it on the grill. Ok..remember when I said it was an old grill with glass in it..yep..you got it..add cold water to hot glass and you get a really cool explosion. That accomplished I proceeded to hose down the railing since it was kinda black and smoking. Mission accomplished. Ok..so..grill was destroyed and deck railing needed replaced. So..nothing left for me to do now. Got a beer, sat on deck, waited for hubby to come home. He pulls up in driveway..sees grill sitting in middle of porch and charred railing and asked what happen. I replied..At least I didn’t have to call the fire department. He just shook his head, got a beer, and called for a pizza. Welcome to my life.
 
Comments
Mar. 9, 2012 6:30 pm
lmao deb! enjoy your blog! write about anyting you like. i can tell we share a perverse sense of humor! rock on sweetie!
 
Mar. 9, 2012 6:52 pm
LOL gderr..that totally describes my sense of humor. Glad you enjoyed. More to follow.
 
Mar. 9, 2012 7:49 pm
Welcome DebbyJean! Nice first blog. (And I can so relate to the mentality of engineers, I work with a bunch of them!)
 
Lela 
Mar. 9, 2012 7:58 pm
Good luck on your blogging adventure, and welcome to AR bloggers.
 
Mar. 9, 2012 8:02 pm
Thank you Magnolia. LOL..they do have a different mentality don't they. But it compliments mine..which is a bit more abstract. He handles the black & white issues, which allows me to chase the butterflies that run through my mine. LOL.
 
Mar. 9, 2012 8:19 pm
Thank you Lela.
 
Mar. 10, 2012 7:00 am
Well DJ, your first blog is a hit here and the best ingredient - "humor". Although I don't believe it was funny to you at the time.
 
Mar. 10, 2012 8:20 am
No bd, it was not funny at the time, but when I looked back on it (while sitting on the deck that I thankfully did not burn down, with a beer), I just had to chuckle. I seem to be the entertainment for my neighborhood and thought, here's another one for them to laugh about. :)
 
Mar. 11, 2012 7:54 am
That is funny.... now! I am in charge of grilling and I have to light mine with a match. I just know one day I am going to blow me up! Great blog!
 
Mar. 15, 2012 8:38 pm
Great blog!! I laughed my butt off! Great sense of humor! What a story...one to remember.
 
May 24, 2012 3:30 pm
Hilarious.....for us to read about. Thanks for the great blog Debbie Jean. Sounds like one of my adventures :)
 
May 24, 2012 3:47 pm
LOL! Great blog!
 
May 24, 2012 4:16 pm
OMG! Sounds like life around here! I have set fire to 2 of hubbys trucks and blown up at least 3 mowers. I never get to cut grass.....
 
May 24, 2012 6:11 pm
Hi Deb....Oh how that gave me a giggle! But I thought for sure you were going to say the house burned down and the deck was still standing!
 
May 24, 2012 6:11 pm
This has to be one of the funniest blog posts that I have EVER read!! I can't wait to read more from you!!
 
May 24, 2012 9:42 pm
ROTFLMAO!! NICE! Betcha got a new grill too huh? I once got a grill for Mothers Day! I fricken Love to grill! Maybe next time I'll have a beer with it! Great funny @ss blog Debby J! Thankx for sharing;)
 
Bibi 
May 25, 2012 4:22 am
DebbyJean, you have a gift for story-telling -- I could just see this! Thanks for sharing!
 
May 25, 2012 5:30 am
Lol! And while sitting there with your beers and pizza, I'll bet one of you said, "Someday we are going to look back on this and laugh." Welcome to "someday" and thanks for sharing!!!
 
May 25, 2012 7:12 am
What a Hoot! totally sounds like something that would happen to me - and you made me feel like I was there with you! Thanks for a Big Smile to start my day!!
 
May 25, 2012 7:54 am
Your husband rocks. That would have not been my husband's reaction AT ALL!! Thank God there are more chances of him doing something like that than me. I mean, he doesn't grill. We don't have a grill. But when it comes to unfortunate stuff to happen, he is most certainly the one involved.I'm glad it wasn't any worse. Thanks for sharing. I bet that was scary for you but now it is very funny! ;o)
 
 
 
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DebbyJean

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York, Pennsylvania, USA

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Nov. 2008

Cooking Level
Intermediate

Cooking Interests
Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Quick & Easy

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