Lifestyle: barbeque assembly

Self-tutoring about lifestyle: the tutor gives commentary about assembling a barbeque.

When the kids go back to school, I typically take on a project. Last night and this morning I assembled a new barbeque.

The carton was too heavy to haul upstairs; I opened it and, over many trips, brought up its contents. The deck floor was covered with parts wrapped in cardboard and plastic. There were dozens of parts – many more than I’d expected given the size of the carton.

Assessing the parts and fasteners in the assembly instructions, I ventured to step 1, whose parts weren’t easy to find. About an hour in, I was on step 5.

Roving among the parts as I selected specific ones for each step, I wondered what some were, and when I would use them. This morning, I finished the last step – barbeque complete!

I walked among the cardboard strewn about the deck, surprised that all the parts were gone. I couldn’t recall using them all. Yet, I obviously did, too focused on the job to notice.

I have a few specific observations to make about the project, which I’ll save for later posts. The whole process likely took about 3.5 hours, but actually went pretty smoothly.

Jack of Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.

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