It’s 84° outside.  Thunderstorms with torrential downpours.  Perfect for throwing a couple of burgers on the grill.  And then quickly getting back inside the air conditioned house.  (How it can actually get hotter outside while it’s raining is beyond me, but…  such is life in the Mid-Atlantic states, I guess.)

I usually judge a burger by the number of napkins needed while eating one.  The more napkins – the better the burger.  This was a three-napkin burger.  Definitely a good one.

When we went down to get the new coffee pot, we saw Kenmore gas grills on sale for $199.  Nice ones, too.  Tempting.  I probably would grill even more with a new gas grill.  But… I’m not quite ready to give up my charcoal.  It’s entirely possible that one day in the future I’ll bite the bullet and switch back, again.  But in the meantime, I’m still enjoying the unpredictability of the open flame.

And there is a flourless chocolate cake cooling on the counter…

It is pouring outside.  I am so glad we got the roof done!