Happy and warm comes to us courtesy of the new Blaze King Princess Ultra* woodstove, which heats the leaky cabin so well that we no longer have to rely solely on fuel oil. The old stove, a Blaze King King, now
Well, the fat part speaks for itself. At the age of 36, there are times I begin to wonder about winter weight gain, meaning, damn, it's a lot harder to get rid of it. Maybe I ought to lay off on the Vitamin B.**
A special shout out to John Wilder, unparalleled firewood enthusiast and Alaskan-expat, now living down in that Other State. With no need to haul firewood, poor fellow.
I haven't had time for blogging at work lately, what with the actual work I've been doing. And free time (which means the weekend) has been consumed with that particularly rewarding pursuit: getting firewood.
Fortunately, some friends of mine offered FREE firewood that was sitting out on their property. It was seasoned and all, having sat around for a couple of years. However, like many things that are free, there was a catch, the catch being that it was a few hundred yards from the road, downhill, not on a trail, under snowdrifts. Over the course of a couple weekends, myself, the Original Savage and the Just Plain Savage took turns dragging it up to the truck with a sled.
And there were wolves. Packs of em'.
But despite our Doestoyevskian experience, there is now a nice pile of split wood in the yard. The Blaze King Princess Ultra is an efficient, clean-burning stove - and we now can claim another 2 CabinDwelling points for chopping wood and heating with it.
*Doesn't the name sound like it ought to be purple or something?
** Bacon! Or, maybe, beer. Same first initial, same effect.