New toy coming.
Finally got in touch with the folks at Cajun Bandit (they apparently got back to me the first time too, but I never got the email. Odd).
We worked out a way for me to pay with my Canadian credit card. Since shipping to up here was outrageous (specially since they use UPS, which will add even more outrageous brokerage fees), and since I live about 10 minutes from the border, I'll go pick it up at one of those package holding services in Blaine when it gets there.
Can't wait to get my conversion kit and convert my kettle to a WSM equivalent (with even better hardware).