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Archive for October 27th, 2012

When The Weather Channel sent a message out for a freeze warning in Prescott yesterday, I figured it was a good excuse to give the wood-burning fireplace (which I had recently reset) a workout.

Although it was 32 outside, the house had only got down to 55 – but I decided to give it a try anyway.  My neighbors, Oscar and Madge had given me a box of their proprietary design fire-starters, but they were on the porch.

“Is that the best you can do?”

So I tried the old-fashioned way, using some of my bills as tinder.  My dog, Chauncie was not impressed.  The fire quickly subsided.  So,  I figured it was time to go out to the porch and grab a fire-starter.

It worked.

After about 30 minutes, the fire settled into a warm glow that could be felt throughout the cottage.  The re-humidifier on top of the stove began to steam, and even Chauncie looked a little less fierce about future prospects.

And to think most of my friends wanted me to get rid of this thing!

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