Sunday, November 21, 2010

Snowy Views

I love waking up to the view outside our bedroom window. Lots of snow on the pine trees - so beautiful. Winter does have some good points.
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Hot Hot Wood Stove

The stove is completely installed now, the fire has been on for four evenings now and just in time for all the snow and cold weather. Just a mantel needs to be installed so the stockings can be hung! Christmas decorations are coming out now. Exciting as I have not seen some for two years so I forgot what I all had purchased.
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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Wood Stove Background

We decided the Eldorado Stone which we had purchased for part of our house outside would look great inside. It has now partially been used for the walls behind our wood stove. The empty space is for a mantel that Hubby will construct. The floor still needs black grout. All in all, I think it turned out great and certainly will add a lot to this new house interior. Somehow when you live in a house/cabin at a lake, it needs that added touch of a wood burning stove or fireplace. I can't wait to smell the stove on a cold winter day!
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Friday, November 5, 2010

Chimney Reno's

So of course when our ceiling in our family room is complete and looking lovely, we decide to cut a hole in it. Hubby rigged up a tyvek surround to hopefully keep the sawdust in one area. It looked pretty strange but did seem to contain most of the dust. This was all done to accomodate a chimney for a wood stove we recently purchased. Today Hubby will have to climb on to the roof and cut the rest of the way through. Our daughter, Jennifer, didn't know how she was going to sit and knit at Christmas without a hot stove in front of her. Well, of course, we did not want to disappoint her so the job is getting done! We had wanted a stove or fireplace but just couldn't decide earlier on. I think we will be glad to have the stove when it grows colder. Since we are cabinet makers, we also have lots of scrap wood to burn. We especially like to burn oak as it gives off the most beautiful flame that dances in mid air at times. Today it may get as high as 13 degrees Cel. so it will be a good day for Hubby to be outside. No frost and no snow on the roof either. It has been a wonderful fall with our lake still wide open.
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