Saturday, May 31, 2008

Short Takes on A Long Week

It has been an interesting week in the Boldea household. For the first time in a long time we saw the sun in Wisconsin, and I don't believe anyone should be that happy to see the thermostat inch over seventy degrees, especially the last week of May, but there we were, my wife and I giddy as school children.
We decided it would be the perfect time to buy a grill, we had been talking about it for some time, and I went to the local have it all warehouse, and bought a gas grill, since we are not allowed charcoal on our balcony, which had the reassuring words, "some assembly required" stenciled on the side.
Some assembly turned out to be over one hundred odd shaped pieces, with four different kinds of screws, two screwdrivers, an an instruction manual that looked like a good sized magazine. Since we know that grill manufacturers are known for their honesty, and the instruction manual promised I would have it done in under forty five minutes, I set to work, being careful in the assembly process, because I had not stenciled in permanent damage,facial scarring, or third degree burns for that particular day. Four hours later I was still tinkering with the grill, and when I finally got it done it was too late to cook anything, and we decided to leave it for the next day.
I was too cheap to buy a cover for it, and it rained through the night, so the next day I spent most of my time trying to dry out the grill I had wisely placed on the balcony the night before.
Two brats, two hot dogs, and one strip of bacon later, I am now a grill master of the first order. No explosions, no burns, no scarring.
Throw a wedding, television filming, finishing a book I've been working on for the past six months into the mix, and the week evaporated as though it never was. Yes, this is my exciting life, and some still wonder why I snicker when I hear people say they are envious of me.
I guess what I'm trying to say, is that the final teaching on the conversion of Saul will be up sometime tomorrow. My apologies for taking so long.

With love in Christ,

Michael Boldea Jr.


Anonymous said...

My sympathies on the grill. I found out how to assemble one also several years ago. It took almost as long to assemble as the wooden glider I bought for our yard. I hope you get to enjoy many more hot dogs on your grill!
P.S. Never spray cold water from a garden hose onto a hot grill.

Anonymous said...

Wow, my husband and I were tempted to buy a new grill this weekend and passed it up, Praise God that we did LOL! Jas 1:4 And let patience have its perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, lacking in nothing.
You will not be lacking in anything after it's all said and done brother.
We know the Lord has you doing many things these days, so there is no need for apologies.
Bless you Michael and your family in the Name of Jesus Christ.


Amy S. Trosen said...

Too funny. Sadly, I think it's ths story of everyone's life right now. Mine for sure. Thanks for the excellent thoughts on Saul. You brought up things I had never before considered.

Anonymous said...

Welcome to the assembly in 45 minute club! Doing something like putting a gas grill, bicycle, pool filter, or any other such item tests your patience; especially after several hours after the 45 minutes have past.

You should get a badge or something! At least you finished your project!!


Marcel said...

Hi Michael ,
(no need to post this)
I'm listening to you on spirit 1 with Matthew Stephen.
I was going to send you the link at new wine ministries to listen to Benjamin Baruch's message at the conference in Calif on Saturday.
It's 64 minutes for a busy servant of God.

Going back home is what immigrants to Babylon will do when she is no more.

I was surprised and happy to hear Mtthew when I went to hear your message today.