That's great, I wish they gave you the name of who they sent it off too though. Maybe I will give Bryant's a call and see if they will send mine off for a renickle job. I like you, find the yellowish nickel coating much warmer then the cold of chrome. $300 seems very reasonable to me.
Your far ahead of me, I haven't gotten my coal yet, I haven't refurbished my no 6 yet and I didn't get a spot made to bring it upstairs.
My summer consisted of sweating, hottest summer here in 56 years and the humidity was terrible. I hate summer, I did manage to get a few things completed though,I got the house completely repainted. It has ceadr siding and personally i would have left the cedar natural but the previous owners painted it. I switched out the oil fired boiler for a gas fired boiler, and had neck surgery that kept me down for 30 days.
Now that I have a couple projects finished up I am going to start on the stove this week. I better get ahold of Emory or Brandon and get some of that good fire pot liner ordered, I have several tubes of the Williams polish and my pieces of mica on hand so I'm good there.