We went out and bought a new grill, and a gas powered weed whip today, even though it's much too wet to use the latter. Lowe's had them on sale, plus a free exchange tank of propane, as well as giving J a 10% veteran's discount. J is happily assembling the weed whacker and even reading the manual!
So, when the rain gods decide to play elsewhere, he will be ready to go. It has rained in Maine 28 of the last 30 days- writing that makes it seem even worse than it is. We inadvertently brought along a huge yellow slug with the tank, but we left that in the parking lot.
Not much else happening today so I'll stop before I descend into whining again.