Transporting Jake’s Grill
Jake and Anais are moving out of their apartment (and heading out of Illinois soon). Last week, as part of their packing-up, Jake offered us his Weber grill.
Liz and I headed over after work, and aimed to transport the thing in our car.
It’s an interesting thing, when Liz and I tackle complex tasks together. Traditionally, we don’t do so well. While we typically don’t argue all that often, arguments tend to arise when we’re trying to do complex or multi-step tasks alongside one another.
We got a lot of the large pieces separated with surprising ease.
With the heaviest parts separated, Jake and I carried the frame down the back stairs. On arriving at the car, we learned it was too big to fit… so Liz and I pretty much dismantled the thing into pieces, and got it all packed up.
On the drive home, Liz and I talked about the moments during the process where we got into disagreements. I viewed things very much as a “I’ll handle this” task, and wasn’t really open to letting Liz help. On her end, she was frustrated at being shut out, and pushed her opinion on a few things… making me feel that she was telling me I was doing something wrong.
We had a good chat about our working styles, and vowed to be better on the next project we worked together on. And tackle it more as a collaborative task.
Funny enough, I have an old photo of the grill from a few years ago. Because… of course I do.
Hopefully, we can get this guy put together and set up on our back porch. It’s a lovely gift, and I look forward to honing my grilling skills. Thank you, Jake and Anaïs!
Grillable Dessert: Blueberry Crumble