Introducing Daisy


I didn’t spend a lot of time taking photos this morning – I’m too busy getting to know the newest member of the family.

My friend Ahuva recently had her kitchen totally redone and wound up mystified by recent innovations in fridge technology. Well! She should try and wrap her head around a wood burning stove with multiple dials and 3 (that’s right, 3) dampers. Meet Daisy.


She’s a complicated woman. We’re bonding slowly. The frustration is offset by her amazing ability to generate heat for extended periods without consuming great quantities of fuel.

Admittedly she’s not going to win any beauty contests. At some point in the future I’ll find a decorative metal fire screen to go in front of her. Right now I can tell you that I woke up to -10C (14F) outside and a house that was over 16C (60F) even though the stove had completely cooled off.


Understand that Daisy was not my idea. She just arrived a couple of days ago and was installed yesterday. Apparently the stove I had is “fine for wimpy west coast winters” but considered inadequate for our forecast deep freeze.

I’m not ungrateful, but my over is whelmed. Processing this is not easy. When I explained my dilemma the response was “tough!”.

You’ll not be surprised then that I responded to pics of ice on windows, and complaints about rough waters, from a fishing boat this morning with my “warm and dry sympathies”. Grin 




  1. Yay for Daisy!!!!! I am all for warm and cozy. I bet you can ignore most of the dials and gizmos most of the time. At the point when you need to change something, you know who to call. 🙂 In the meantime you and the boys can enjoy being all west coast warm inside while it’s east coast cold outside.


  2. okay, you know us both. Do you REALLY think we could collude???? *laughing* Well, maybe when it comes to telling you what to do we can agree. *grin* /me waves hi to the other


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