We've been here a year and we've never used our wood stove. The fireplace in the living room/ kitchen area suits us just fine, but it consumes a lot of wood. So, yesterday, I decided to give the wood stove a try. The dampness in the morning air chills me to the bone and I have a hard time warming up. There is a wood stove identical to this one in our guesthouse and our guests have enjoyed the heat it provides, some have even cooked on it! I'm not sure I'll be doing any cooking with ours, but Kevin and I both like how little wood it requires to radiate a nice comfortable ambient temperature in the house. This stove is in the office, right next to our bedroom, so our room benefits from some of the heat... but not too much. We don't like sleeping in a warm room... we prefer a cooler room with lots of covers. We have had fabulous sleeps since living here and we don't want to change that. This morning, Kevin had to get up at 5 am because he and Martin needed to get started on repairs to the aqueduct while it's not raining. I, on the other hand, did not have to get up quite so early... and didn't. I did wake up to hear Kevin starting up the fire in the wood stove. What a guy! By the time I got up an hour and a half later, the house temperature was great. I did notice that I was very thirsty, however. The air is obviously much drier. In this particular model, there's a tank to hold water with a spout to pour it out. Very high tech. Maybe if we fill it with water, it will add some of the moisture back into the air? A bit like a humidifier would. Maybe we'll try that. And if that doesn't work, I guess I'll just have to drink more water.
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