Our little wood stove is keeping the house cozy- a toasty 70+ degrees inside, 8 degrees outside. Not bad for an 80 year old house with sawdust for insulation. Plus it's the perfect temperature underneath for raising bread dough and keeping boots warm. And of course our cat, Lucky, has made it his spot for the winter.
I am posting this on November 19th- it's Bill's birthday today! I'm making his favorite meatball recipe, with fresh homemade pasta. We are having Thanksgiving with his family next week, and are reflecting on how much we have to be thankful for, especially with all that happened this year. We are full of gratitude to all of our family and friends who helped us recover from the fire, including those who sent their thoughts and prayers from afar. It has made all the difference and been a big part of what has kept us going. Stay tuned for more updates in a couple of weeks.