Beau December 2nd, 2008
Kinda cold out there today, but at least the sun is shining. You know it’s getting colder when the heater kicks on in the morning, even with the wood stove roaring away. For some reason I’ve been waking up in the middle of the night (time to put wood in the stove…) and then again about an hour before dawn (more wood in the stove). But a couple of days ago I slept almost all through the night for the first time in months, isn’t that strange? Last night it was back to my usual routine, prowling the house and stoking the fire. Maybe I’ll get to see Santa Claus this year while he’s up too.
But it’s been a good week for getting things done, and time again for bringing wood to the house. One of the nice things about the cold months is the little creepy crawlers are mostly gone. I don’t like keeping wood near the house during the warm months since it just attracts insects. But now we can keep a nice wood pile right outside the door.
And that little project for the barn is finally finished… getting the stove installed out there. Took a few weeks of head-tilting to figure out how to do it properly, and a few trips to the supply store to make sure it’s up to code. So I looked at all the clearances, gathered the proper materials, and then finally plunged right in. I figured I would never do it until I cut a hole in the roof… and then there was no turning back!
Hardest part was climbing ladders a zillion times, carrying chimney parts, and getting things sealed up properly. So now I’ve got no excuse to get the placed organized and a few other chores accomplished too. But we’ve got time right? A few long months ahead of us. Maybe that’s why I like the seasons- it gives you a chance to catch up on things you don’t do at other times.