I just plopped some cash I'd been stockpiling into Rob's hand and sent him off with the girls to buy himself a new grill. Ours has seen better days - we've had it for 13 years now - and it currently has only one hot spot where the food gets engulfed in flames. He's been talking about trying to find replacement parts for it, but I was hoping none were available so I could get him a new one for his birthday.
Over lunch today, we were discussing what we should have for dinner and decided to grill, which brought about the 'do you want to fight with the grill tonight' conversation. Rob suggested we go over to his Dad's to grill...but his Dad is off galavanting and won't be home in time for dinner.
And so, I told him Happy Birthday early (which caused the girls to begin singing 'Happy Early Birthday to you!') and sent him off to the hardware store. They've just returned home and reports are that there's a new stainless grill out there.
We'll be having tasty, tasty murder for dinner.