Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Last night, sometime in the middle of the night, our heat stopped working. When we woke up this morning it was 63 in the house. I knew something was wrong because we keep it set on 66. Normally the smaller of our stoves is ran all day and in to the evening until we go to bed and then eventually it burns out which makes the heat kick on during the night. Here is the blessing part, we actually have two wood stoves in the house. The bigger one pictured below runs very hot so we don't use it much. If we didn't have these two stoves we would be calling someone to repair the electric heat which we don't have the money for right now. We have decided to continue running the stoves as long as we can before calling anyone about the heat. The wood we burn was all free and has been every year since we moved up here. Hubby forages for fallen trees and cuts up for firewood as well as getting many pallets from work that would normally be thrown away.


mommyx12 said...

Heating with wood is our only source of heat. My hubby too gets it for free and I tease him that he lusts after it!! If we are driving and he sees a tree down he grunts, Oh, I want that wood, it's some good stuff. But what a blessing to get it only for the price of labor and have sons work along side him doing it!! I love the look of your stove, it's so antiquity.

Tracy said...

What a true blessing! We cannot wait to build our owwn home and have wood burning stoves in it! The heat is often very warm and takes the chill out of the air! Stay warm and enjoy the snow! Hope this comment sticks! :)