Master of the Pit
- Joined Apr 6, 2016
So, two years ago, my wife and I decided to relocate to the Memphis area. With young children, schools were very important, so we ended up settling in north Mississippi. In order to get into the school district we wanted, we ended up renting a house, online, that looked like a perfect fit. This house has been the worst place I may have ever lived in and I've lived in some crap holes. But, it got us were we needed to be so we've dealt with it. The plane was to move, find some land, and have a house built. Settling in took a wee bit longer than we thought and in September we finally found a 2 acre lot to build on. Since then we have trying to get under contract with two different builders. The first builder worked through all the plan with us, holding our hand and helping us customize our dream home. In March we finally signed the contract and it was sent to the builder, never to be signed. Complete 180! He wouldn't return calls or emails and in late April we finally gave up and took our plans to a new builder. After two months of feet dragging on his part, my wife said "screw it!" So here we are, sitting on a beautiful 3 acres in a house that is everything we were wanting and more. And the best part, I get a new smoker!!!!! So after much debate and research as well as a little hand wringing, I pulled the trigger on The Good One Open Range. What's funny to me is that searching reviews for that specific smoker is what led me to SMF. Spoke to Firecraft this morning and it should ship Monday, so I should see it by next Friday. Luckily, there is so much to do settling into the new house, I'll be too busy to worry about how long it's taking. Hope everyone is having good weeks and happy smokes.