I would love to give everyone a new do!!! the cost of the plane ticket would make it a very expensive do though.
I don't generally recommend a perm to anyone. I usually try to find a style that works with your hair/lifestyle/face because it will look best most often. In my last few years of doing hair I refused to do perms at all! Adding a bit of color though can add some beefiness to hair without drastically changing its structure. Highlighting would avoid the "root issue" as would a semi-permanent color.
Karin, having too much hair is usually not considered a problem in hairdresser terms!
Grilling, well, I will admit I don't want him to do the prep work. We do burgers and grind the meat ourselves (well I do!) and I don't want him messing with my mixer! Plus if I do the prep, I know what went into everything. I do the shopping, again I know what is in everything and where it came from (pasture raised). As far as clean up, he has a skin condition (which he is having major problems with right now) that means he needs to not get his hands wet very often and certainly kept out of soap, so washing dishes is a no go. The boys do totally take care of the grill itself and bring all dishes and utensils to the sink though.
Once DS is off at school we are very unlikely to bother.