Yes, yes, you are all correct - I am behind. Part of the reason is that I still live in the Lower Peninsula, until next June, and she & daughter in the Upper. While daughter is a VERY accomplished wood and coal tender with our furnace, DW is a hot bod by nature and doesn't like it when the coal furnace is cranking out BTUs unless it's below 30degF outside for a daytime high. When between 30 & 50 outside it's a wood fire in the furnace. When it's over 50 for daytime high it's the radiant heat from our well-glassed southern exposure and/or the propane furnace to take the chill off. But with the wind whipping @ 40mph and snow to boot, she didn't have to tell me twice to get the furnace going with coal! Just shook down after a 15 hour burn, and it's purring away on the fresh load.
For the ladies on the forum: I do as I'm told by DW!! I spent 30 years in the military and I know how to follow orders!!
Plus, she's a peach!