The wood stove stopped drawing a couple of days ago, smoking out into the living room and forcing us to shut the damper and put the fire out. With more snow and cold weather on the way, David was up and onto the roof before he even had coffee this morning! What dedication.
Not sure, but we had some long discussions today about changing this older stove out for one with a catalytic converter and I've also always wanted one with glass doors so I can see the fire, not quite the same as a fire place, but I really enjoy being able to see the flames. We certainly don't want to give up having a stove, just being without a fire for 24 hours had me really missing that marvelous radiant heat. Not to mention hearing the heat pump kicking on every 30 minutes, I can only imagine what our electric bill would look like if we didn't have the stove.
I'm hoping this latest cold rainy, wintery, snowy storm will be the last of the season for us.