Saturday, February 2, 2013

More Snow and Cold

What a crazy week of weather we've had here in Ohio. On Tuesday and Wednesday it was in the 60s, on Thursday the temperature began to drop drastically, by Friday morning we had a two-hour snow/cold delay at school because it was 5 degrees with a wind chill of -11! Overnight, the snow began again and continues as I type.....up to 4" some say. It is supposed to snow again tomorrow and Monday. BUT, it is Ohio, and that may change even before I am finished with this post. Below is a pic of Farmhand Bob as he wheels more wood up to the house for the dining room fire. This is our second winter with the magnificent Vermont Castings insert in well spent. We have several fireplaces in the house, gas and decorative (for now anyway), but nothing beats the warmth (heats half the house)or ambiance of wood. We had to put the insert in the dining room fireplace as it had the largest opening to accommodate a large insert. It is also one of the two chimneys that had been outfitted with a new stainless steel liner by the previous owner. If you are a clean freak, wood is not for you....some ash tends to escape when you open the doors to add more wood. I stopped trying to "dust" every night and just give the room a good clean every weekend.
Below is a pic of me over Christmas break during a "big chill" with all my gear in the dining room Estying on the dining room table with dogs in tow in front of the fire.

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