LMAO!!! I have three...my wife and/or kids were involved in the purchase of the second and third ones, and she is also also are responsible for getting me hooked on charcoal fired cooking again by asking for a charcoal kettle to be added to our arsenal!!!
I've got alot of Q-lovers to feed around here.
You just have to convince her that it is of the utmost priority to be able to achieve good results year-round if she wants to eat good Q year-round
The mods sound like good tricks...if I plan on doing much with my SNP this winter, I'll have to get going on sealing it up...I've only done a metal lip seal on the cook chamber, but it needs alot more done to it.
I have faith in you...you'll find a way to make it happen in due time---heh-heh-heh!
Good smoke's brother!