Biggest "mistake" (read LIE) that I made was tellin' the wife that the expense of the mobile pit would be the end of the expenses associated with my "BBQ Hobby."
Several items later she KNEW I could not be trusted:
Instant Read Thermos
Rolls of Red Checkered Tablecloths
A Gazillion Spices
Cast Iron Cookware
more Cast Iron Cookware
Cords of Wood
My Collection of Pigs to set on Tables for Events
Beer Can Chicken Devices
Brethren Conversations at 3AM
I know there is more but you get the hint.
Tell her the truth. This hobby is going to eat up all of the kid's college money, bills aren't going to get paid before the wood supplier gets his cash, you're gonna smell like smoke most of the time, and blah, blah, blah.
And if'n she don't like it, well...
...I guess she ain't gonna like it!
Oh yeah, one other investment every hard-core BBQ Brethren MUST invest in:
A COMFORTABLE COUCH.
Ken (I know)
Lucky Dog BBQ
[FONT=Comic Sans MS]"You must go through the Valley to stand upon the mountain of God."[/FONT]
[FONT=Comic Sans MS]In Memory of Scott "E" Cook[/FONT]
[FONT=Comic Sans MS]3/29/1965-9/3/2006[/FONT]