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A personal observation

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  • JimLinebarger
    Club Member
    • Jun 2017
    • 845
    • Spokane Valley, Wa.
    • Grills/Smokers
      Blaze 32" 4-Burner Gas Grill w/infrared rear rotisserie burner
      Weber Jumbo Joe
      Weber 22" Master-Touch Kettle
      Pit Barrel Cooker
      Great Outdoors Smoky Mountain Series 36" Vertical Gas Smoker
      Traeger Timberline 850

      Thermoworks Smoke
      Maverick ET-733
      Thermapen Mk4, Red

      Sous Vide
      Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision Cooker, Bluetooth, 800W
      Anova Precision Cooker Insulated Container
      Lipavi C15 container and lid
      Lipavi L15 Rack

      BBQ Guru DigiQ (for PBC and 22" Weber Kettle)
      BBQ Dragon
      BBQ Dragon Grill Table for 22" Weber Kettle
      Fire Butler (for Weber 22")
      Grill Grates for Jumbo Joe and Blaze grill

      About me
      Name: Jim
      Nick name: Bear
      Location: Spokane Valley, Wa.
      Born at a very young age at Egland AFB, Ft. Walton Beach, FL.

      USAF vet, ECM (F4 & B52)/B52 Crew Chief, Computer Systems NCO, disabled
      Former Computer Tech/Admin
      Campus Manager/Lead Tech/Tech (IT) for The Kemtah Group contracted to Intel, Rio Rancho, NM.
      Short Term Missionary to the Marshall Islands with MAPS of DFM of AOG

    A personal observation

    As I have grown older, I have reflected on some things like this:

    I have an office with my computer, 2 TV's (one sitting next to my computer at eye level and another on the wall for when I sit in my recliner to eat and/or watch TV), and an exercise bike(collecting dust), said recliner and a closet. I find it too much work to go into the closet to get the upright vacuum to clean the office. I would have to unwind the cord completely, plug it in and push it around the 12x12 room with very limited open area. It's just a pain because of my limited mobility (knees, feet, back, heart). However, I will walk down stairs to the garage, pick up the small shop vacuum, walk back up stairs, through the kitchen and small dining room to the back deck and setup the vacuum just because my Traeger tells me to clean my grill. I then have to setup the grill again and take the vacuum back down to the garage. When asked why this disparity, my response is "I have a logical explanation." and then change the subject. If pushed for an answer I say "'cuz my grill told me to."

    Sorry, forgot to mention that the upright vacuum is 3 steps away from my desk chair. 4 if I have to limp.
    Last edited by JimLinebarger; August 26, 2019, 04:29 PM. Reason: Clarification
  • Troutman
    Club Member
    • Aug 2017
    • 7488
    • aka Troutman Taco - Hanging Free in Tejas






    Man's gotta have priorities. Your babies are your #1 focus, what's wrong with that?


    • JimLinebarger
      JimLinebarger commented
      Editing a comment
      My understanding of marriage is that the 2 shall become 1. But for some reason, the brain is missed in that equation. The one seems to have a split personality. It's a phase thing, maybe even a dimensional reality thing.
  • klflowers
    Club Member
    • Sep 2015
    • 3486
    • Tennessee

    I think that is perfectly normal.


    • ofelles
      Club Member
      • Jun 2018
      • 2302
      • Brentwood CA
      • Yoder YS640 on Comp cart
        Klose 20x42 Charcoal Grill
        LSG Insulated Cabinet
        Jumbo Joe
        VacMaster Pro 380 sealer
        FireBoard and Pit Bull fan
        Thermoworks Signal
        Thermoworks Dot
        Thermopen Mk4

      Is there some kind of a problem? I think not!


      • Steve B
        Club Member
        • Jun 2016
        • 3077
        • Rockland county New York
        • Lonestar Grillz 24x36 offset smoker, grill, w/ main chamber charcoal grate and 3 tel-tru thermometers - left, right and center
          Yoke Up custom charcoal basket and a Grill Wraps cover.

          22.5 copper kettle w/ SnS, DnG, BBQ vortex, gasket and stainless steel hinge kit.

          Napoleon gas grill (soon to go bye bye) rotting out.

          1 maverick et-733 digital thermometer - black
          1 maverick et-733 - gray
          1 new standard grilling remote digital thermometer
          1 thermoworks thermopen mk4 - red
          1 thermoworks thermopop - red

          Pre Miala flavor injector
          taylor digital scale
          TSM meat grinder
          chefs choice food slicer
          cuisinhart food processor
          food saver vacuum sealer
          TSM harvest food dehydrator

        The vacuuming always get done in my house. I have a wife. She stays away from the cookers though.
        And my grills always talk to me. They make sure I keep them clean. Remember happy grill, happy well you know the rest.


        • JimLinebarger
          JimLinebarger commented
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          I, too, have a wife. The office was SUPPOSE to be MY responsibility. But she graciously vacuums the open space as she brings the vacuum back to the closet.
      • JoeSousa
        Club Member
        • Sep 2016
        • 932
        • Spokane, WA
        • Weber 22" (4 of them)
          Weber Ranch
          Weber 26"
          SNS Kettle
          PK Grill (40+ years old)
          Weber Jumbo Joe
          Thermoworks Smoke, DOT, Signals, Smoke X4, and Thermopop
          Slow n' Sear XL (2)
          Slow n' Sear

          http://completecarnivore.com is my site

        Me: Hey, look! A sweet grill for $100 on FB Marketplace.

        Wife: We need to get the kids some new clothes for the school year.

        Me: (as I am cleaning one of my 7 Webers) What do you mean? Don't they have perfectly good clothes from last year?


        • JimLinebarger
          JimLinebarger commented
          Editing a comment
          Kids couldn't have grown that much since last year, right?
      • Oak Smoke
        Club Member
        • Aug 2018
        • 404
        • Central Texas

        Buy your wife a Roomba. They're the most amazing things. I never thought we would own a robot vacuum, but we do and love it. Just leave the office door open once in a while. It will go in and clean the floor even if you're out on the deck. I would have never believed what all one of these can do if I hadn't seen it myself.


        • texastweeter
          texastweeter commented
          Editing a comment
          do what I did, skip the roomba, and get a Maid!

        • Steve R.
          Steve R. commented
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          Roomba FTW! I even love the app that tells me that "Rosie" has started and finished a task. 😎

        • Oak Smoke
          Oak Smoke commented
          Editing a comment
          No kidding! We call ours Rosie too. Good grief how long has it been since the Jetsons were on?
      • FireMan
        Charter Member
        • Jul 2015
        • 7879
        • Bottom of Winnebago

        Yer not reflectin nothin. It’s in yer first words, ya got older.


        • JimLinebarger
          JimLinebarger commented
          Editing a comment
          I noticed that you didn't finish with the words "and wiser". LOL Probably a good thing. It would be a matter of debate, even with myself.

        • FireMan
          FireMan commented
          Editing a comment
          Oh, you do that do you? Hmmm.



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