Do you want to see something really scary?
Really, really scary?
Something that almost brought me to tears?
Something I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy?
It even scared my big, brave husband!
I hope you haven't been too traumatized! It's a barbeque in 80 pieces, including 685 screws, pins, washers and bolts. And the instruction booklet. Can't forget the instruction booklet with it's hard-to-follow instructions and even harder to understand diagrams...a nightmare of gigantic proportions.
If there's one thing Lloyd has a mental block about it's reading instructions. He'll try putting things together on his own first and only refer to instructions as a last resort. So it fell to me to interpret the instruction book and navigate our way through the construction of a small barbeque. We only had to take it apart 3 or 4 times before it was completed - 5 hours and one mental health break later! What a way to kill a perfectly lovely summer afternoon.
The good news is, Lloyd and I are still together and even still like each other. And we now have a barbeque so Lloyd can do some summer cooking. So I guess it wasn't a total waste of time.
Hopefully it won't blow up in our faces the first time we try to use it.