Tuesday, March 29, 2016
My lovely wife and I are hunkering down and sitting out bad weather. The rain, snow and freezing rain is supposed to continue until Wednesday. Really glad we don't have to drive anywhere. The downside is that we are no excuse not to do chores around the house, including catching up on paperwork.
The woodstove is working really well. I'd purchased a ton and a quarter of compressed sawdust fuel blocks for the stove. We were going to use it up last fall but had to change our plans and went down to Florida in September. Those bocks were piled in my mud room as they have to stay dry. The downside is that they really are in the way as I'd expected to have used them up by now.
When we first opened up the house I used on our oil furnace to keep warm. I haven't relied on it for years. The controls on the the furnace never worked right when powered off my solar electric system so it's tied into the grid. That's fine, except when the grid fails. That's when it's nice to have the woodstove.
So I'm warm, comfortable, and . . . ready to go somewhere. As much as I enjoy being home, a big part of me wants to roam around. I've tried to go for long walks with the dog but no matter how bundled up I get, I'm still cold. Just not acclimated to the north yet. No doubt once the sun returns I'll be in a better mood.