Clearly the first change I need to make to my kitchen, one I've been contemplating for a while but whose necessity made itself clear this morning, is the addition of an exhaust fan over the stove. I have no idea why there isn't already one, and I have no idea how difficult it is to add such a thing without creating major winter heat-loss problems, but I'm going to try to figure it out.
Why is this suddenly so obvious a need? Well, making home fries apparently generates a fair amount of smoke... especially when you burn them. :-)