Just came in from shoveling & it's pretty miserable out! Snow just ended but it's windy & 26* here. We only got about 4" but it's heavy/wet stuff & no matter which way my snow blower was blowing....it blew back into my face!
Forecast is for cold all week!
The snow has ended in Northern VA, too. We got about 6 inches on top of some ice - light powdery stuff. For all the advanced warning they did a crummy job on the roads. I had to take my husband to the train station. I was able to get out of the neighborhood but when I hit the main drags we were going no where. There were these guys in a 4X4 who didn't understand that zero traction is zero traction and zero times anything is still zero - a 4X4 doesn't help on ice. Their pretty little 4x4 isn't so pretty about now. It's about 25* now with an overnight forecast of the low teens. That's the same for the rest of the week.
My stove is working smoother with the barro. I noticed the after barro pipe temperature is about 150* lower then the stove top; a vast improvement to my no barro days. The 150* difference is finding its way into the room and not up the pipe. It allows me to run the stove cooler; not burn so much coal. Still, I may have to make a coal run toward the first of next week. I figure I have 26 heating days left in March and probably 6 or 7 in APR. I'm short a couple of bags but I don't know just how much a difference the barro is going to make in stretching how far the coal goes. I should know that by the weekend.
Enjoy the weather, Lisa