I should have posted this before now, but better late than never:
"If you didn't clean your grates before putting away your grill last year, it won't be fun to clean them this year. But, there's hope in the form of a homemade remedy.
Simply put the caked-on grates in a black or dark color plastic bag, pour a cup of ammonia into the bag, leave the bag in the sun for a day, then open it up and the crud will easily hose off the grills, thanks to solar action. For the inside areas of your grill, Bale suggests using a putty knife to scrape away old residue.
Make Cleaning A Habit
Going forward through the season, clean your grill after each use. Remove cooked food, turn flame to low, brush the grates with a grill brush for a few seconds, turn off burners, let them cool, and only then spray the surface with vegetable oil, which loosens more food from the grates."
More at: http://www.shelterpop.com/2010/05/27/how-to-clean-a-gas-grill/?icid=main|htmlws-main-n|dl8|link3|http%3A%2F%2Fwww.shelterpop.com%2F2010%2F05%2F27%2Fhow-to-clean-a-gas-grill%2F
Once again, I don't use Tiny URLs, as this way you know where you are clicking!
Now they just need nylons, not hair and fur, for the Oil Spill:
"5/23/10 please note: We need nylons for the Gulf, but we are not accepting hair from new sign ups till we work through the tons that we have. All new sign ups are in the RESERVES till further notice."
The lady who gave me "Sugarboy", the little smooth coat intact male Chihuahua, came by yesterday, but brought her girl dog (in season). She had named him after her late Chihuahua, Sugar, but I think he looks more like "Pacoboy".
Of course we didn't let them do anything, but it got him all upset when they left. He hasn't completely settled down yet, goes to the recliner where she was sitting, and gives a little howl. What was she thinking? He wouldn't eat his dinner, but he did eat his breakfast, so that is a good sign.
He is so well behaved, that it is nice to have a dog around again, though not my type of dog. I prefer them to be about 14" high at the shoulder, and I prefer breeds that don't shed, like poodles or schnauzers. It is a good thing my little Hoover Nanolite really picks up pet hair. You should see what it picks up.