Tuesday, 21 October 2008


I've postponed my visit to the Midlands and we are going up on Saturday instead. One reason to visit was to celebrate my sister, Lily's birthday, but she want to party at the weekend instead. Another reason for getting away is that they are turning off the electricity tomorrow from 8.30 until 4pm, to do some vital work on the overhead power lines. If it was so vital, why didn't they do it earlier in the year when it was a bit warmer. So I will keep myself warm in front of the fire, read a book or two and just chill wrapped up in my duvet and eat my favourite cereals. If I get too cold or bored I will just pop into town and do a bit of window shopping. I might even start my Christmas shopping as I know what I want to get my Mom and daughter already.

I'm popping out in a while to buy some more logs as I don't want to run out. The logs I have already, aren't seasoned and smoke instead of burn, which is a bummer. Since getting the log burner I have become a real pyromaniac, I just love burning things. Mostly paper, but toast and marshmallows as well. I was toasting a marshmallow in front of the fire on Sunday and a ember jumped out. I jumped up and stamped on it as I didn't want it to burn the carpet. Now I have a black mark about 2 inches in diameter on my former beautiful cream carpet. I've tried to clean it but it's still there so I shall have to buy a rug or something I guess. I'm just glad I was in the room at the time and my house wasn't burned down.
See you later ....


  1. Oh, I am so jealous of your fire Susie. I LOVE fire - I too become a pyromaniac when there's fire!! Hubby tends to keep me away from them for obvious reasons! LOL!

  2. Hi Susie,

    I can relate to your "wood woes". We heat predominantly with wood in the winter. We have a pretty efficient wood stove - so efficient that we often have to open the doors and windows to cool the place down. We filled our woodshed in June, so that it would have more of a chance to cure before winter. We often experience "Big" winds here, so there is never a shortage of blown down trees. Over this past week, we have been cleaning up trees on the north end and south end of the property. Now we have to get the three very large trees that are in the immediate vicinity of our yard. On the 4th of July, while we were away, a "big" wind came through and toppled a Tamarack (roots and all) and snapped a huge Ponderosa, like it was a toothpick. Both will provide good wood, but not for a few years, since they were very much alive when they went down. We literally have an area with rows of firewood, that we call our wood lot. I will have to take a photograph to show you what I mean.

    Be very careful with the fire - it can be so unforgiving!

    I hope you enjoy the relaxation of the day...



  3. Hey Pyro (aka Toots)
    Yeah, when I saw your confession I had to go to 4shared and see what it was! Stay cozy. Believe me, I can sympathize about the no electric, no internet thing (due to my 5 day experience with Ike).
    Vicki in Texas

  4. Hi Susie! Thank you for the comment on my word art, I really appreciate it!

    The font I used is called "Everytime I Miss You" from kevinandamanda.com
    They have some awesome fonts, you should definitely go check them out!

    Thanks again

  5. Hi susie, thanks for the comment on my post. I will try my best to take your advice! I know sometimes I miss being a child so much that I forget that I can still do whatever my heart feels no matter what my age is. I think that's a piece of advice everyone should take. Thanks again, and take care!


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