I had a pretty rough day yesterday with a busted up back and an early 3:45AM start at the dock. It was broken up with a visit around noon from a couple of fellas from my local crew, James and Craig (both kettle fanatics as well) with a pristine never used before @WeberGrills Firepit with wooden handles which is an incredibly generous rare gift.
Then the day went on and my back was screaming at me, felt like someone literally took a sledgehammer and wacked me in my lower back. Only thing, it’s just my cousin and I down here at teh dock and we still needed to offload a shitload of lobsters. this means having to lift 130 lb crates all afternoon and late evening. Most days we get out by 6 but we had a couple guys stay out til 7:30. I just kept telling myself to bear down and eventually it would be over and I could hit it with the Theragesic and heating pad, just needed to get through a couple more hours.
Pull into the driveway at 8Pm and under the deck is a Weber Grills box which was the size I know is for a 22 inch grill. I had NO IDEA where it came from but it was really dark and I had to turn my cellphone light on to hold it up to the box only to realize it was an IVORY Mastertouch Limited edition that you can only get in Canada and a few European Countries. I’d been pining for this grill ever since it was released, it is so damn classy.
The packing slip listed my good friend from the Kettle Club @JEBIV (Joe Ball) from Doraville GA who Kate and I had the pleasure of having over the house this past summer when they were in town.
I immediately messaged Joe imploring him to tell me who was behind this and if it was him that that was an over the top gesture. He simply said “You get one clue- WKC” and the words ‘pay it forward’ had been mentioned.
The www.weberkettleclub.com members are a very special breed. I’ve been around the internet an online message forums since the start of the internet. I’ve been involved with dozens of them actively. NEVER HAVE I WITNESSED THE CAMARADERIE AND GENEROSITY THAT EXISTS ON THE WKC Check out the WKC Forums here
So here I sit unable to personally thank the specific people that were involved in buying the grill and having it shipped to me, just speechless.