It's 49 outside and dropping and not supposed to get out of the 40's tomorrow until lunch time. Fired up the Mark II for the first time this season about 90 minutes ago. I've got it up to about 3/4 full and everything is looking good.
I was still in shorts and T-shirt, the wife and kids had hooded sweatshirts on and were sitting under blankets. Okay, I get the hint, I'll light the stove.
Doing my last minute double check - (any birds in the chimney? etc.) - discovered that my barometric damper was shot. Completely rotted all the way around right at the seem. It looked okay when I cleaned it out in the spring. Got a replacement, screwed it in and I was good to go. It was the only section that wasn't replaced last year.
The dogs approve of the fire. They've got it boxed in on 3 sides.
Anyone else light up already?