6.12.2009

Don't Play Broomball...

...without health insurance. But more on that later.

We haven't been too productive the last week or so at the house. I've worked four days at LHB, filmed a site inspection, and worked two games for the A's, so I haven't been able to help out Chris very much. We won't get the stucco up and deck rebuilt for probably another ten days, but hopefully in that time we'll get the drywall finished and things moving along on the inside of the kitchen.

We did however get a grill! I've been eyeing grills whenever we walk into Home Depot, but we thought it would be a good idea to wait until later because we could spend the money in many other ways. However, Chris' aunt Nora had 10 pounds of leftover chicken from a school event for their younger daughter, so she gave it to us. 10 pounds of raw chicken was enough to finally get the grill. So, yesterday night after work we went to Home Depot to check out what they had. They had a decent selection, but neither of us really like Home Depot very much, so we went to Sears after to compare. We found about the same stuff for the same price at Sears, and decided to go ahead and get the grill there because we like Sears as a company more than HD (Chris and I are both really brand loyal). I had money leftover from my mom and Clarke from graduation, so $400 later we have a 4 burner, 48,000 BTU, 588 square inch grill, a propane tank, and some grilling accesories. We got home at about 8:30 and Chris decided to take it upon himself to start assembling it

Chris got a lot done



But alas, we had to finish today


Chris grilled up some yummy chicken


And I made a tasty salad


It sure beat microwave pizzas! Having the grill is SUPER exciting. It will definitely change the way we eat. We'll still have microwave and raw food, but now we can actually cook things! I have no idea why we didn't do this sooner.

Today was Chris friend Johnny's 30th birthday. He rented one of the rinks at the Oakland Ice Center and about 25 of us got together to play broomball. I've never played before, so I was a bit nervous. The Phillips children are good at a lot of sports, but we can't seem to do sports where things are attached to our feet (water ski, skate, ice skate, skateboard, etc.). And I don't like to play sports, games, etc that I'm not good at. You don't wear skates to play broomball, but me and the ice don't have a great past relationship. It was a lot of fun though! We played for about 2 1/2 hours (my team won 4-2!) It was hilarious watching people totally crash and slide all over the place, except of course when you were the one being taken out. I fell on my knees a few times, on my shoulder and on my side. I also got slammed in the hand by the birthday boy's "broom" and immediately it became swollen. It's still swollen and tender to type and I can already see some discoloration, but I think with some ice it should be okay. My knees on the other hand are REALLY sore, especially my right one (surgery knee). We'll see how Chris and I feel tomorrow. It was totally worth it though. I was a little aggravated in the beginning because I felt like the teams weren't fair (and I can TEND to get a little frustrated when I play sports, but just a LITTLE), but as the night wore on it ended up being a lot of fun.

Tomorrow is the Picardy's street wide yard sale. It's a pretty cool event they do (along with lights at Christmas time). We don't have anything to sell, but most of the houses along our street should have some stuff to look through tomorrow from 8-2, so I'm pretty excited :)

1 comment:

Bradley and Jackie said...

I LOVE TO GRILL! I want to become a master griller someday. So i totally understand your new found love for your grill :D
STREET YARD SALE?! Man, i wish i lived closer i would TOTALLY be there! Have fun!