Life, it is busy. Thanksgiving is coming up in a couple days, and this year it’s at my house so starting today my days are lists of what to clean and which projects to Not Touch Under Any Circumstances Until After Thursday (the crochet, clothes sorting, and organizing the pantry are among these, although I may find myself unable to face the pantry much longer in its current state and awake some 2 am to Deal With It).
Recent weeks have been exciting! We had a snowstorm, followed by a couple days of pretty nice weather so we got to tromp in the whiteness and make little snowmen and try our utmost to keep Mommy off the snowball hit-list.
It was around that time that the Dearliest began the house project of removing the pellet stove, building a larger hearth area, and installing the wood stove. The whole process took a few days because the tile had to cure for a bit, but it’s done now and it’s so lovely to have a wood stove again! The pellet stove was noisy and struggled to heat the far corners of the house. The wood stove doesn’t have these issues, and considering we have something like 30 cords of wood from the summer work, I’d say we’re set.
The other big news in the house is that we got a new refrigerator! One that fits not only in the space in the kitchen, but through the doors! I still catch myself taking food out to the porch fridge, but I’m rapidly growing accustomed to a fridge in the kitchen once again.
We are in the middle of a fantastic wind storm, such that even the dog doesn’t want to go outside. The power keeps flickering and I keep praying that it stays on long enough to finish cooking dinner. At least I did the essential laundry, so if we lose power for any length of time we can all get through it clothed. Yay for small victories! 😛