Who says ridiculously hard work can't be fun? My beautiful daughter Lizzy recently bought her first house and as is the case many times, it needed work. If you are a parent, you know exactly what that means. You put in the hours. My wife Terri and I have been helping Lizzy make her house a home. Tearing down and replacing drywall. Installing hardwoods. Painting, installing light fixtures, doing trim work – and the list goes on.
It really is hard work but because it involves spending time with the people I love the most, it's no biggie. It really is one of those experiences that we'll reminisce about for years to come. It's been great! And luckily, ol dad's contracting service is working out.
It is a cool transformation. I can see it in Lizzy's eyes that she's thrilled with the results. Granted, the job seemed daunting at first, but it's been nothing but cool. Now excuse me while I struggle to walk down the stairs to my car. This may take a while with my aching knees - but it's all good.
Man, I've lucked out big time. The people that organize Ribfest at the East Side Club every year have asked me back again to be a judge. This is such a cool event. First off, it's right on the lake. Secondly, some of the best rib cooks in the area come out and do their thing. If you don't have solid plans Saturday, you should come.
You can get tickets to taste all the competitors ribs, one that will get you a rib dinner made by the club's own grill masters or general admission tickets. Add to that the fact that the weather is supposed to be sunny and great ... and all the elements are in play.
Oh, and did I mention that VO5 will be playing? What a great local band. They really know how to get people up and partying, so bring your dancing shoes! C'mon over to the east side Saturday, September 13. I guarantee you'll have a blast … and bring a bib if you you're a particularly messy eater like me. It's a saucy extravaganza!