I have mentioned on several occasions that a great deal of the trim in our old home was stolen before we purchased her. Now we may be able to spiff her up some. Stasia and her husband at Yarn and a Barn have built a new home and their old one is to be used as practice for the local firemen. Before that happens they are going to let us go in and salvage what we can use. I am so excited about this, with our home in not real pretty shape it is a bit depressing.
The liner and insulation for our wood stove was delivered yesterday so Jim will be busy for the next couple of days. He has to enlarge the hole in the chimney in the dining room where the stove will be hooked up. I choose to put it in the dining room as that room is larger then the front room. So the stove will heat the kitchen, dining room and front room areas. A bonus will be that the heat will also travel up the back stairs and help heat the upstairs. I read that the old homes were built to act as a chimney so the heat would travel up through the house all the way to the attic. This was a good thing in winter and summer, those old builders were so clever. This is why when I cook something you can smell it in the attic. When I run the dryer in the basement you can smell the fresh scent all through the house.
I have come up with a new crop, I will let you know when it is ripe.
Best to all, Barbara