Sunday, January 23, 2011
the best kept secret
Who would have thought a wood stove could be such a big part of my life? It's kind of like having a baby. You have to feed it, nurture it, clean it, tidy up after it's mess. If I'm not actually attending to it then I find myself still thinking about it, at least. When was the last time I put a log in? Is it getting cold in here? Should I put my boots on now and get all bundled up to make the trek outside for more wood, or later?
Don't get me wrong...I actually do love it :) I'm just surprised, that's all, that it could be so...involved. Giving it all that attention does have it's perks for us. It's a great place to scrunch up next to with a book and a fresh cup of coffee. The cats have yet another place to sleep. We get to spend next to nothing on our heating bill. All great things!
I've discovered that people who own wood stoves are like their own secret society. You can never really be inducted until you own one of your own but then, and only then, do you get the best kept secrets about how to use it properly and to the best advantage. Since we've had ours, we find that people love their wood stoves and talking about them too. Hmmm...prime example right here, right now :)