So far we have used about a cord of wood this winter. The pine is seasoning very well and burns well in the wood stove. My wood pile area is protected against rain/snow but gets all the breezes that helps dry wood. My wood seems to dry/season better on my simple wood racks and Tarps as a cover, compared to having a roof over the wood.
Now it has been warm this winter and dry compared to last year. So I consider this year’s wood use atypical for a normal winter. Feb. and March can be cold and blustery but I’m sure my wood pile will last through this winter.
Moving Mom’s stuff: We got a few more boxes and some of the bigger pieces of furniture moved out of the rental storage sheds. Moving heavy furniture is very tough for us and now we are passed the light stuff and have boxes of books to move along with the bookcases. We are still painting and cleaning and getting inspections done on the house. While I complain about moving this winter, the weather has been very mild during the move. Our biggest problem has been cleaning out the storage sheds so there is not another monthly storage fee. As long as we clear out the rental storage units this week we should be good to go on the stuff Mom stored for free at my house.
Had a bit of an issue with the Chevy sputtering but we think it is old gas from the fuel tank that may have a bit of water in the fuel tank that may have set for a few months. We added some gas and the Chevy made it home no problems. The air cleaner is very dirty so that need to be changed out but it does not look like a problem with the fuel pump. We think it might be a bit of water in the fuel lines or gas tank. Both Mom and I are buying non-ethanol gas for our vehicles so this problem should go away in time.
Great news the Garbage truck guys picked up all the chunks of carpet and bathroom vanities and stuff. The driveway is cleared and we did not have to haul away that trash.
The weather is supposed to be a bit snowy, rainy and damp so we will focus on painting and cleanup this weekend. Monday the 29th the movers will clean out the rental sheds and move the fridge. It’s all do able but it ain’t easy. Mom says if she has a fridge and a bed she can adapt but I’d like her to have a kitchen table and a sofa in the living room.
It should be simple to paint the walls and set stuff up for the last items to be moved into Mom’s house. Simple does not mean easy and we are both tired so we have take that in consideration. Gosh we have not even touched on moving the stuff I stored in my house.
If it was easy everyone would play the game.