Wednesday, November 19, 2008


We installed our woodstove about a week and a half ago, and we've really been enjoying it. Of course, the temperatures have been fairly mild thus far. I think it might have hit freezing outside one night, but that's all.

The kids are still having a lot of fun with it. (And Art is too, truth be told. He's a pyromaniac at heart.) Mim especially loves to go get wood for me. Of course, all the pieces I get from her fall more in the kindling category, but she's in there trying anyway.

Art worked very hard on all the tiling and he installed the stove too, all by himself, as per usual. I'm not complaining, though. He did the work much faster, cheaper and probably better than a professional would've done. I'm so glad that I married a handyman. I think God knew that I would need the help. (Especially the cars. Art: "Honey, what's that noise your car is making?" Me: "Noise? What noise? Isn't that how it's supposed to sound?")

Anyway, I've been sitting next to the fire at night, writing or researching, and it's all very...well...cozy.


Johanna said...

It looks great!! Isn't it great feeling all cozy when it's cold outside?

aftergrace said...

He did a fantastic job on the tile. That's tough work-hard on the knees for sure.
I love the stove, that'll be a welcome this winter.
Mim sure is a cutie, I'm sure she's a good helper.

Heather @ Not a DIY Life said...

I'm thankful I married a handyman too! Hubby tiled both of our bathrooms plus the front hallway. He's very meticulous.

Keep Mim working, someday she'll be able to carry in the big wood. We had a woodstove when I was growing up and it was always my job to bring in the wood.

Stay cozy and keep writing!

Carmi said...

From the looks of the photo, his craftsmanship is clearly evident. There are days when I wish I could be more handy. As it is, I wield pens and cameras quite well. But any other tool is, um, not so successful!

Qtpies7 said...

It looks great!
Were we in Texas at the same time??