Love My Wood Stove

This Jotul is one of the smaller wood stoves made by the company and it fits nicely in my living room and is able to keep it plenty warm. This summer I replaced the gaskets on the door and around the glass for a tight seal. I didn’t realize the extra work of having two […]

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Burning Wood For Winter Heat

I’ve changed some things to make burning firewood easier this year. Last year my wood was stacked and covered with blue, plastic tarps. I had to trudge through the snow to the stacks of snow covered wood, brush it off and dig it out, then haul it in through the back sliding door to the […]

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Consider This When Buying a Wood Stove

After living through the ice storm of 2008 without any alternate heating source and freezing for eight days, my main goal when I moved into my new home was having a wood stove. In 2008 I was renting a duplex and the people next to me had a wood stove which kept us somewhat warm, […]

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Finding Firewood For the Wood Stove

One of the most difficult things for me to do since moving to the northeast is finding firewood for my wood stove.  Actually finding it is not hard, but finding good wood – split nicely and seasoned – is what I’ve been having trouble with. A couple years ago I called up a guy from […]

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Packing and Selling and Downsizing – Again

In 2005 I did a big move from Florida to New Hampshire. That was not fun. In 2007 I moved out of my nice house into a rental in Hopkinton. (Long, unhappy story) It was the beginning of my life as a renter again after 25 years of owning my own home. In 2008 I […]

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