Changes – Back Up Heat

Years (decades?) ago, Ken put wires in the concrete basement floor for in floor heat.  It was wonderful, but like all the wire in floor heat we have heard about, it died mysteriously.  And no one wants to hammer up the concrete.  So last winter after Ken’s death I was completely dependent on wood heat – no back up. But I started planning and asking around.  I decided off peak electrical heat storage was my …

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Progress on the Wood Front!

Today I had a great surprise.  A young friend, Ryan was in the area and was ready to help buzz up some of the kiln wood.        There is a pile of mixed length Ken and I had stacked for the side stoke holes in the pottery kiln.  Ryan jumped up and cut.  I pitched into a trailer.       Once that one was full, Ryan moved it close to where I …

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Snow Adds a Texture

Oscar the dog seemed to go for a walk even though it is the first snow and the weather is cool and cloudy and damp!  So I brought my camera.  The fall foliage is a bit past peak; I have enjoyed it for weeks and keep forgetting my camera.      But with snow I found sights that make me smile: the sedum with darker shaded small blossoms below,         Leaves still …

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