Our trusty outdoor thermometer
The good news...
We don't usually fire up the cookstove, but if it dips to minus 20 or below, that's the time to get this thing going again. It's a great old Home Comfort range, built in 1915. That extra stove helps keep the house nice and toasty in this kind of weather. We bought the stove many years ago and have moved it three times - once when we bought it, to our house in the valley, and then to our current house on the hilltop. After we bought it, Kevin said we were never moving that thing again! But when it came time to move, I told him that's the only thing I cared about keeping, and that he could throw out everything else, (that did not include books, of course, but that's a given...) if we could just take the cookstove with us. I think he's glad he did, but I won't ask him to confirm that. :-)
Peanuts warming by the Quadrafire
(Conjures up a tune, doesn't it!)
Since there's nothing to lure me away from the house today, I thought it might be a good day to finish the lamb that I'm knitting and perhaps clean off my desk. Think that might be a good idea?
My Tube Map buried under the stuff on my desk should motivate me to keep it clean, but this just seems to happen overnight! You'll be happy to know that I always keep the kitchen countertop clean and free of clutter. 98% of the time, anyway.
Hope you all have a good day, and if you're living in the Northwoods, as we are, keep those fires going!