Thanks, everyone!! I have been checking out this site for a couple of weeks and appreciate the comments including those by the "legends"!
I picked up the smoker today and can't wait to get it seasoned tomorrow. Plenty cold here so I will have to see how the outside temps will affect the inside temps. I will be scrounging around the house to find a heavy blanket or sleeping bag my wife won't miss (good luck with that!). Maybe that will help.
When I told my wife I bought the smoker she just shook her head. Hopefully, after a mess of ribs she will be shaking her head up and down and not side to side!!!