Sorry I missed breakfast - yours definitely was more appealing then the hotcakes at McDonald's I had. Up and running this morning. Did I mention my daughter moved her wedding up from May to Jan 28th? I've got a million things to do between now and then while still holding everything else together. This weekend was shopping for wedding clothes for everyone, particularly a a suit for my son. As anyone who has been suit shopping with a boy knows this was an adventure in which I was only slightly more excited to be there then he was which is not saying much. The internet made the whole thing semi- pleasant. I checked out Sears, Macy's, JC Penny's on line, saw who had the best selection and price and then we only had to physically go to one store. JC Penny's wins hands down. They actually had 3 brands and sizes to choice from; they don't sell suits per say; they sell jackets and pants to match so they actually fit. They look nice and don't break the bank.
Chris, I can relate to finally being able to burn the stove hot enough to cure the paint. That was Monday night when it got to about 15*. My kids woke me up around midnight because the stove was making a horrible smell.
It was running at 500* - on purpose for the first since I've had it.
It's 65* outside right now and the stove is back at idle during the day. If this keeps up I'll have a lot of coal left over for next year.
Well, off to talk to with the people allowing us to have the wedding open house in their BIG house. It's a true blessing to have friends like that. Take care, Lisa