Dinner was delicious.
We played crib and each of us won one game.. everyone went home happy.
I love these quiet days, the sounds of the fire make the room seem so cozy. There was a huge wind and rain storm over night. It continued all day and we had the fire going strong. It was a day for indoor jobs.. Mine was to finish the last Jo Nessbo book (done) and E rewired the lighting in the main room of the house.. He moved one of the lights from the living room to the kitchen.. we don’t need it in the living room.. it is too bright.. but more lighting while cooking is always welcome.. Very pleased with how it turned out.
Lighting a fire at 7 in the morning (in the dark) is never a popular job. We share it. I find it difficult to sleep in much past 7. I don’t mind.. We don’t have a newspaper (delivery was a problem) and we have very little paper product to help get the kindling going.. It is always a pain. Old magazines seem to be made of fireproof paper.
Last week we broke down and bought a commercial fire starter. It comes in a package of 48 cubes for 5.00 at Walmart… each cube burns for 10 minutes.. Made from wax and sawdust in Canada. They are scented and make the house smell less like wet dog. I tuck one cube between two normal pieces of wood and light it. After I make the coffee, I come back to the fire and it is burning strongly.. Genius!!!
When we bought our first starter package we laughed and agreed we wouldn’t tell our neighbours.. Scandal on the island. Whispers that we can’t even start a simple fire!! Perhaps it’s time to vote us off the island. But at $3.00 a month for a one minute fire start in the morning.. It is worth the risk, please
don’t judge us.