Good morning everyone, it's an overcast 37* here in SE michigan, we still have 3-4" of snow on the ground, I scraped the driveways yesterday so the feeble sunlight we had could warm up the concrete and melt the snow,, and it worked!! So the place doesn't look like the owner is a lazy lout. The forecast is for 41* and rain, yuk.
Freddy you NEED that gallon of syrup, with all these people you host for B'fst every Saturday, your syrup budget must be staggering !!
I put up some plywood panels over the front of the coal storage building, but didn't hang any canvas over the remaining openings,, and sure enough, the little snow we had has frozen the top layer of coal that spills out of the building [It's full
] . So today I'll have to shovel away the crust of frozen snow/coal, pile it beside the doorway, and dig out my coal for this week's loading of the AA's hopper. I sure wish I'd found time/energy to get my Auger rigged up so I could just hold my 5 gallon pails under the auger's outlet and fill em, that way the coal would be coming from the middle of the coal pile instead of the exposed front edge of the pile.
So between ice-cold rain showers, I'm going to try to hang some canvas over the door openings. Thankfully it's not windy.
Reading Freddies comment about ashpans, I realize I've done the same thing, I don't think I've emptied the ashpan since Wednesday,, it will be 3/4 full today.. The AA and EFM stoker boilers are so automatic it's easy to forget to tend to them. Gotta love it.
OK, time to get moving.