Here’s our biggest and best gift this Christmas…
Our wood stove was installed earlier than expected!
This has been a game changer! Not only is the house nowhere near ready to install a furnace, but we plan to heat nearly exclusively with wood, so having this system installed and usable is amazing.
Since we were closing in on Christmas and were loving just hanging out by the stove, we moved some of our collected free furniture into a living room of sorts.
I was even able to spread out for wrapping Christmas gifts. So nice after the last couple of years of using my bed as a table to wrap.
We collected a bunch of junk wood that we had laying around and cut it down to length. I jokingly said that this pile would last us a day or two, and I wasn’t too far off.
With as cold as it was and as small as this wood was, and as little insulated as the house is with gaps still here and there, we went though that wood very quickly.
But it kept us warm enough that we decided to have our Christmas Eve and Christmas morning and day celebrations in the house.
Our first Christmas in our house!
We moved our tiny tree and stockings from the trailer and put them on the scaffold. 😊
And the girls spent Christmas Eve night and Christmas night on the pulled out hide-a-bed. The first people to sleep in our house!
We woke up Christmas morning to a slightly white Christmas. We normally get the majority of our snow in January and February.
So it was magical to have snow on Christmas.
And then we had a good friend give us some actual real firewood.
This stuff burns much slower. It is great to put a few logs on and not have to feed it again for several hours.
On New Year’s Day, we are hosting a movie marathon and we’ll all be down in the house. All because of a wood stove.
I hope you all are having a great holiday season, no matter how you celebrate.