August 24, 2006
No need to bore you with my day's activities but I had a breakthrough this evening!
I conjured up all my male pyromaniac genes that have been suppressed for 54 years and built an awesome fire in the stove. I shovelled all the old ashes out of the stove, got a bunch of fresh firewood and made a towering inferno. You should have seen it! The kitchen was actually so warm at dinnertime that I ate without a coat or gloves on! I opened the vent into my bedroom and turned on the fan (that's supposed to divert some heat to the bedroom) and I think it's actually warmer in my bedroom now too.
This back to nature stuff can actually be fun once you get the hang of it.