I continued down the Road To Being A Grown-up by getting a grill. I am so silly happy about this. I was going to do it last year but I decided to re-do my girls' room instead. So we lived without a grill. And they live with me bitching when I see their messy room and think I gave up a grill for that. Now I will stop bitching. Okay, no, I won't. But I'll stop being cranky about it.
I liked the old grill - which I got from someone on craigslist. Little did I know I bought the wrong grill cover and rust devoured some important parts of it. It was a good grill while it lasted.
But now I have a shiny new grill! And I don't have to choose between gas or charcoal. IT DOES BOTH! It's a hybrid! I can't wait to try it!
Before we got to getting the grill out of the car and putting all the parts together, we tackled a few other projects. Andrew set forth to put the door back on the bathroom vanity (don't ask). Not an easy feat but I'm grateful it's done. I discovered I have a saw on a stick. So I decided to cut some of the overgrown branches (mostly from my neighbor's yard) with it. That was fun - until it wasn't any more. I cut off enough branches that I ended up with a massive clusterfuck of branches that I couldn't get down from the tree. I tried several times to pull the branches but other branches would whack me in the head. I kept laughing, visualizing the apple throwing trees in the Wizard of Oz. My arms hurt and I've discovered muscles in my shoulders I was unaware of previously. Ouch, yeah, but I'm happy to have more sun in my yard.
After that, Andrew and I set up the grill. And then I found something. EW.
Let's back up a bit. There are a lot of teeth in my house. Some are mine. Some are from M and others are from A. Then there are the few thousand shark teeth that I find every time I clean. So teeth are nothing new to me. My boyfriend doesn't react poorly to much - except teeth. I know it's wrong but it makes me laugh. So when I discovered the thing sitting on the deck box, I laughed when it looked like it was a tooth. Then I got creeped out realizing that's exactly what it was. It was a skull.
I looked it up so I know what it is. That fact alone creeps me out. But the fact that it has teeth is super cool. It has molars! Andrew was much calmer about it than I was. But I laughed a lot more. After all, it figures, doesn't it? A skull in the back yard makes sense in my world. God, that's a sad fact.
One of the funniest parts to it (at least in my opinion) was the text I sent to my kids. I just sent the picture. They were with their dad. I got a few texts saying "WTF?? What is that? What did you find NOW??" That just made me laugh more.