This morning, I was reminded of one of the reasons, which prompted me to come up with a thermostatically controlled, hand fired stove.
It was 30 some degrees ... outside (74* inside
), the wind was howling, the air had both rain and snow ... just not a nice day to crawl out of bed to a cold house and have to make a bee-line to the stove to get it "cookin' ". I checked the stove, which was burning bright red and blowing out the heat. Shook it down, added coal, made coffee and relaxed, ......... before going to get dressed. ....Life is good
Edit: Also, I'm reminded of the convenience of the indoor coal bin. Unfortunately, the barn door is swinging loose in the wind, so must disrupt everything and go take care of the barn door.