Ok, I admit it !
I'm addicted to being warm when it's cold everywhere but near where a coal stove is.
I'm addicted to being warm ALL THE TIME 24/7 - not just when I can get a wood stove, or fireplace going again.
I'm addicted to looking at a coal bin that is paid for, that I know will carry me through the worst winters and power outages, as opposed to looking at fuel oil tanks and wondering how soon before I'll have to remortgage the house to refill them.
And, I'm addicted to finding things with my coal stove to tinker with and run tests on, . . just so I can bask in that special warmth that reaches down into the body's core like no oil, or gas furnace/boiler ever could.
There, I admitted it !