The Significant Other and I called on a Kiwi friend of hers Thursday night. It was a bloke from heaven the guy had a smoker at the back door and the place was full of fishing gear rods, reels, and him busy working on them. He was a member of her church and a mechanic and she wanted advice about her car that has been having a couple of issues. I resolved one of those issues today in a totally unsatisfactory way but it cost $17 dollars not $300. Yes the car she bought for $1300 saved over many months, had a leaking radiator that had been fixed with stop leak, an option we took because quite frankly fixing the radiator properly would cost more than the car is worth. Oh it was sold to her by a LMVD and a transmission / gear box problem has also developed. Will look at that tomorrow.
I have in my freezer a snapper and she was interested in the smoker at her friends back door and after our fishing chat and wanted to know more, well I said I would organise a smoked snapper for today and totally forgot to take the snapper out of the freezer after last night dramas with her car. I mentioned this to my boss saying that I was not bloody well paying supermarket prices for snapper and he told me about a business that sold snapper at a good price ( I prefer to catch my snapper and this is the first time I have bought one ). I can't remember the name but it is a Chinese business off Pakaranga drive and I was impressed will blog further about this outfit. The guy who sold me the fish didn't quite understand what I wanted and the head was still attached so had to do a bit of work with the knife at Significant Others place.
She loved it so I will be looking for some cheap salmon over the next couple of days. My one issue with smoking is that the hot smoker tends to buckle when the heat comes on and that means some of the food has sawdust on it , well the boss told me today that his daughter had solved this. Put an extra lare of aluminum foil with holes cut with a knife every few centimeters on top of the sawdust covered aluminium do not push down and the problem is gone, worked a treat.