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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of three. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and will have been married for 57 years this February.

Saturday, September 11, 2010


Today it feels like Fall. I can feel it in my bones. I don't have the electric heat on yet and I like to postpone turning it on for as long as I can. I love the wood heat and usually put a pot of water on to moisten the air in winter or put a pot of home made soup to simmer slowly. No need of the old pot of water yet though, it's damp enough with the rain we got this weekend and the rain found it's way into our basement which added to the dampness. This problem will be fixed as soon as my husband gets some free time to remedy the situation. This means that I have to dig up my perennials flower bed in front of the house. Not happy about that....

The stove looked a bit pale so I added a coat of stove polish with and old rag while it was medium hot like it says on the jar of stove polish. The polish was all dried up and it said to add water if it was dried and that's what I did.  Afterward while looking for something to polish the stove I remembered that old piece of wool that was in my stash. I didn't know why I kept it but I couldn't throw it away because it was WOOL. It worked fantastic... I"m glad that I found a good use for it,then I threw it away. I've got another piece of that wool for next time.

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Now my house is cosy with just the right amount of heat and oh yes... I used some of my twigs to light the stove and it works like magic.   Now my bones are happy and I'm happy too for finding a good use for my not so good wool...  Have a great weekend, stay warm and safe and thanks for visiting.  JB