Saturday, October 23, 2010

Oh no, Toto! I don't think we're in autumn anymore!

I woke up this morning to the usual cold weather, house heated by woodstove, "everything is on hold until you get the fire stoked back up" routine. And then I checked the weather. It's getting harder and harder to pretend that it's still fall up here when you see things like this


It's the point forcast from NOAA.gov. It's usually extremely accurate. And it's for my very neighborhood.

So despite the fact that there are a few leaves still hanging on for dear life, I'm prepared to begin resigning myself to winter. Sigh. Love the woodstove, though. It's working the best it has ever worked and I'm truly enjoying it. So far our furnace has not been turned on. And we began getting frost and flurries (though no snow was sticking) off and on in September. We do run a small fan to circulate the air and now I'm in the market for a heat-powered fan that will run silently. Silent is good when you use it continuously. It's a really groovy concept. Read more HERE.

3 comments:

Valerie said...

Checked out the fan. Saw this note:
Note: Fan will start turning when stovetop reaches about 250o F. Do not use on surfaces that exceed 700o F. If surface exceeds 700o F, remove fan from stove or move to edge of stove where it is cooler.

And I thought, "700o? Who on earth would run their stove at 700o?"
And then I realized Mr. Lehman must have heard of me and our stove 'learning curve' and was concerned I might buy this fan...

:-)

There are threats of snow this side, too. Mayhaps we'll be comparing photos of snow soon?

Kristine said...

I laid an oven thermometer on top of our woodstove yesterday. We range from 250-350 in general. So that might work for us. Why was I thinking that I read it had to be 400? And I thought, who would even run it at 400. I'm roasting when we get that high. Yeah, he must have been thinking of you, Fire Queen.

Mrs. Mordecai said...

Crazy! It seems like we just started wearing coats, and the leaves have just started falling.