Thursday, October 1, 2015

A tad damp and chilly

Too early!
This is the fireplace we bought and hooked up when we first moved in here. It eats oxygen. BUT, we decided to hook it back up again for emergency heat if the power goes out. He lit it today, I have to say, I would rather freeze than to have to try to breathe very long using this.

Back to the drawing board. I had thought solar generator, but (no, that's a BIG BUT) as we have had a full week of cloudy days, I don't think that's such a great idea either.

There is not enough wind here for a wind generator and the outdoor latrine has been out of order for any methane gas. JK folks. 

 Wood smoke would kill me the quickest. Those pellet stoves are bad news too.

Living in an all electric home is cleaner, just not reliable way out in the boonies. We have been pushing our luck out here for the past ten years, will this year be the bad one? We get some hellacious ice storms here.

Post Script: Treasure your lungs, folks. This is no bleep way to live.

8 comments:

  1. worrisome to not have a reliable back-up that won't kill your lungs!

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  2. Wishing you the best this winter. I would say. I could send you some sunshine but that would be a bad joke.

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    1. Sunshine ... It has been a while. I did order one of those SAD lights, may help this winter.

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  3. I'll be wishing and praying and keeping everything crossed that you have an easy winter. Make sure your stock up on air tanks just to be sure. xxxxx

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  4. Is that a wood burner fire place? It sure does look inviting. Too bad it didn't work for you. Let's hope winter isn't too horrible... It's been raining like... forever here. I guess that's just the way it is this time of year. How many days till spring? Take care now and stay warm.

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    1. No, Bobbi, this is a propane heater. Yep, LOOKS cozy and all that. I think the high was 52.6F today. If I could, I think I would go to Australia half the year and skip winter altogether.

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