My story begins Friday morning when I strolled into work and discovered a large pool of hydraulic fluid running across the floor, originating from underneath my backhoe. Fast forward 6 hours after spending most of the day replacing two hoses on the tractor, my boss calls me on the phone. I knew We were in trouble when he asked if the backhoe was ready to go. A fiber optic contractor had struck our 16" water main with a vibratory plow. Oh joy. An hour and half before quitting time on Friday in 19*F temps with Windchill in single digits, We have to go fix this... Once again, taking pride in the quality of my work has rewarded me with a job No one else wants. Five hours later, 6 worn out, wet and cold men get to go home for the weekend. Skip to Saturday morning, I plan to rest and do a whole lot of nothing. My plan is falling into place pretty well until around Noon, when the wife comes up and says "Since football season is over and it's to cold for you to smoke something, can you paint the girls rooms?". Uh-oh. Got to think fast. "Who said it's to cold to smoke? I just said that I wasn't going to do an all nighter. " "Oh. Are you going to smoke something today?". "I was just about to head to the store to see what meat They have on sale". Housework avoided, off to Kroger I go. As I walk around the meat section looking, I see some discounted Bacon. When I pick it up to look at it, I see there are several packs just thrown into the bottom section of the meat reefer. Several different brands with different prices, but all discounted. I found 4 packs of store brand marked $1.99 per pack. Looks like fatties and abts. After I round up the other items needed, I'm headed home to start prepping. First up is a breakfsat fatty. Eggs, hashbrowns, provolone and American cheese. Next is a Chicken and steak fajita fatty. Shredded chicken breast, leftover sirloin, sauteed onions and peppers, Colby Jack and shredded Mexican blend cheese. Some abts and wbts UDS coming up to temp On the pit. Will update when done.