Sunday, March 5, 2017
Stove and I had had some issues the last time I'd lit a fire, with him pushing out smoke where no smoke should be. It was my fault. When Helper Dude swept the chimney, I failed to clean the residue off the catalytic converter that sits under the stove top. The top is very heavy and since I didn't realize my error until there was a fire burning, I had to deal with the smoke, let the fire go out, and wait a day or two to scrape the creosote buildup off the converter. While not as cold as it had been, the house was definitely chilly yesterday. I brought more wood to the porch and decided to see if Stove would cooperate. Thankfully, he didn't hold a grudge and it wasn't long until the room was comfy. That's a good thing, because the rain and wind returned during the night and I'll need Stove again today.
I'm pretty tired of this wet weather.