What's Memorial Day without a barbecue? We almost found out, because we couldn't get the two in our back yard to work. The one that came with the place turned out to be a propane grill that lacked both propane and a tank to hold propane.
"So basically it's just a grill that you can put charcoal in," AK explained. "It's like finding a car with no engine and deciding to live in it."
She messed around with upstairs neighbor Alyssa's charcoal grill for a while, but it turned out that the easily-five-years-old bags of charcoal that came with the house were not in such good shape either. Luckily there were stove tops inside.
Alyssa has lived above us for just a couple of months. We love her, partly because she loves our cats. Just look at Ferd strut down those stairs.
All the barbecue commotion was a bit much for some members of Team Gato, and for Jody and Christine too, who were tired from a long day of comforter-shopping. So they tried out our comforter for a while. If they decide to go with a "cat hair chic" motif, we'll know we inspired them.
Joel (not the one from my last post) and Jennifer. Note Jennifer's naturally ketchup-colored pants. This would come in handy shortly.
If we learned one thing, it's that you don't really need a functioning barbecue if you have a functioning hula hoop.