965 – when things go wrong

Nothing catastrophic I hasten to add. All very minor stuff, but frustrating.

It started when I set up the app I use to measure my walks for my quick trip to Morrisons for the salad stuff for todays first BBQ of the year. I’d been saying for a couple of weeks that I’d quite like one, so today we were going to do it come what May. Anyhow, back to strava. The crucial statement being I thought I had set it up correctly. I’ll continue this saga in a minute.

So I walked to Morrisons, got everything we needed for the BBQ, and was walking back. I was around a hundred yards from home when I remembered what I had forgot – breakfast cereals. We were completely out, my having had the last of the granola earlier on. Mildly annoying, but I took the opportunity to get home, empty the bags, and then set out once more to go to Morrisons. At least I would be getting double the steps.

The second trip was fine, I didn’t forget anything, and got home in good time. Excellent. This is where I went to strava to end the walk only to find that according to the app I hadn’t started the first trip, let alone the second. It was waiting for another button, one that I don’t normally have to touch. Most frustrating, but at least the betterpoints app recorded it.

As it was first use of the BBQ after winter, it needed a good clean off. I got it all set up, brushed it down, fired it up. And let it build up heat. I think the spiders that had taken up residence all vacated the premises fairly rapidly, I saw one particularly big one dropping down on a thread. I’m glad it got away. Even though I don’t like them, I don’t wish them any harm. Cleaning all done, I shut it down to let it cool so that I could brush off the carbon off the griddle. At least that went ok.

A couple of hours later I fired up the BBQ again, this time to cook. All was going well, the chilli sausages were pretty much done, the burgers and the chicken was going well, and then there was a bit of a pop from one of the burners, it had gone out. The sizzling was easing off. Hang on a sec, what’s going on here I thought? And then I realised – the gas had run out! In twenty years plus of BBQing I have never had that happen before. I was convinced there was enough gas. But there wasn’t. Luckily, we were able to finish the cooking off in the oven.

Like I said all fairly minor stuff. At least the food was nice.

Published by Bill

I just want to write, but I prefer to stay away from controversial topics like politics. I am happy to confess that at the moment, I am writing for me. If you enjoy my writings, and I hope you do then that is all the better.

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