We had our first fire in the woodstove last night. Here's Blue looking quite happy about the whole thing. Our construction project, which is the addition pictured here and the renovation/repair of the basement, is complete minus a few items (for which we have a holdback from the contractor.) The woodstove is a new Jotul F500 and we are having to go through a "breaking-in" process. The first fire was small and got up to 200F. The second fire (firing?) was to 300F and it was enjoyed with coffee and scrambled eggs this morning.
(Don't ever say I don't love you guys....that photo is definitely a morning photo of me. At least my hair is combed.)
DH and Fuzzle this morning.
Can you tell I'm happy? It looks like this major project that we were propelled into by the summer water/septic disaster is just about finished at budget and about 3 weeks late. Not bad.
I started moving a few things into my studio this weekend. There are a few paint touch-up areas that I need to keep clear so I'll be able to finish my move in a week or two when I'm back home.
I'm typing this in front of the woodstove. (Tonight's goal is 400F.) I'm all packed and ready to fly back to DC in the morning for another week of team instruction. Back on Thursday. This week's travel knitting project is a mitten or two with bulky yarn. You win, Nora. :D