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Old 03-27-2010, 10:13 PM   #1
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Well Used ta be Cool took a serious hit taday. Well lets start at the beginin.

Youngest boys break line broke on his truck, so, dear ol dad takes the new car trailer over an picks up the truck. Get it back ta our house, while I'm puttin the truck an trailer away, the boys decide ta get started, they get out the ramps, start drivin the pickup up em, with no brakes, over shoot the ramps an drive right square inta my smoker! Pushed the back in, caved in the door an sprung it an bent the chimney all up an broke off one a the casters!

The busted caster.

The door, the pics don't show it to well, but theres a gouge in the door as well as cavin in the front. Sprung it perty good to, leaks like a sive now!

Ain't no fixin that stack, gonna have ta rebuild that!

It was also full a Mahogany bacon at the time!

Boy feels really bad an so does dad! Ain't sure if I can fix it er gonna just wind up buildin another one. Gotta let my blood pressure drop before I delve inta that.

Kids, ya gotta love em!

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Old 03-27-2010, 10:39 PM   #2
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Yep, that's kids for ya. On one of my son's first driving lesson, he did fine until it came to pulling to a stop in front of the garage door which was down at the time. He momentarily confused the brake and the clutch. You can imagine what happened.

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Old 03-28-2010, 08:45 AM   #3
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Sorry about your luck there Hillbilly I'll bet Frigidaire isn't stockin' parts for that any more either

Recently I was getting my Weber kettle ready to cook in the rain so under the overhang of the garage with the door open ... Wife coming home from work hits the opener button in her car as she came around the corner, crash ... big 10 inch crease and chipped enamel on the lid of my Master-Touch Green, not to mention smoldering lump mess, my CI grates were ok. I've learned my lesson, keep the kettle out of the path of the garage door. Wish I could blame it on one of my kids, but it is my own stupidity
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Old 03-28-2010, 03:08 PM   #4
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Sorry to hear bout the accident Hillbilly.
Thought I was the only one with accident
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Old 03-28-2010, 03:36 PM   #5

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Be happy ya got em. Love em while ya can.
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Old 03-28-2010, 06:53 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by Damar12
Be happy ya got em. Love em while ya can.
This is true, but sometimes it just hurts!
I hope this isn't negative!
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Old 03-28-2010, 08:01 PM   #7
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So sad. Condolences to all involved parties. Kids will act like kids sometimes and it doesn't seem to matter much on the age of the kid. Don't even get me started on the 40 year old kid which mysteriously sprung from my loins

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Old 03-29-2010, 12:44 AM   #8
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Salvage it the best you can. That's one beautiful smoker.
That's what bbq is all about. You can have em $20,000 dollar pits. I'll take your's any day!
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Old 03-29-2010, 12:54 AM   #9
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Smokers can be replaced, kids....not so much. Controlled anger is a gift. Seems like you have it.

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