Yesterday, my wife and I made our most exciting and long-anticipated purchase of the year. We bought ourselves a grill. We've had our eye on the those gas grills at Home Depot for the past year or so. Every time we went there for one reason or another, we'd have a look and see if they'd dropped in price.
Well, apparently grills don't go on sale, because we never saw one price break over the span of an entire year. However, the store was doing a promotion where friends and family of the employees got 10% off an entire purchase when they presented a coupon at the register. The event ended today; but last night, Cara and I went went for a Saturday evening trip to the hardware store to look at materials for building a picnic table. Since the "Friends and Family" event was coming to a close, the employees were giving out these coupons to nearly everyone they talked to.
The time had finally arrived.
With our 10% coupon in hand, everything was finally on sale. We made off with a few needed tools as well as the Weber gas grill we had always wanted. We took it home, and I spent the next two hours assembling the thing. Sure, we could have bought it pre-assembled at no additional charge, but then we couldn't have fit it in the car. Besides, I enjoy a challenge.
Not surprisingly, we had grilled steak and grilled corn today for dinner. Tomorrow, shish kababs. Maybe some grilled fish on Tuesday. Who knows, we might even go an entire week without eating out.