Stove 2, Me 1
Thursday: Stove 0, Me 1
Behold my chuckles of glee - but of course there is plenty of scope for the stove to fight back :-0
It has reduced me to alternating delight, incandescent rage and despair on some days, but it is wonderful once safely burning. .............
It gives me whole-hearted admiration for homesteaders who had to tend animals, family, home and crops as well as the stove - mine is nearly a full time occupation in itself, but I suppose/hope it gets easier as you get more used to it.
War has been declared.
It is a battle to the death.
It is me v the stove.......
After an hour of sitting next to it, cossetting the flames, adding more wood, the wretched thing went out ! The hulking big logs just failed to catch fire, despite loads of flames in the stove....
So it was round to the Petrol station to buy a big bag of kindling and some more firelighter sticks.
I will not be defeated.
And the stove is still alight. Whether it will be by the time I get back from picking the children up from school is anybody`s guess, though !