{Husband's Letters}

Thursday, November 21, 2013


Dear Mrs. Loerke, each week I wake you up to tell you what size fruit our little is. Last night s/he graduated to the size of a turnip! Never before have I ever thought a root vegetable could be so interesting. Dear Amish Stove, you were a cheap solution to a fireplace that was recently deemed ornamental by our inspector. I fully expect to find Em sleeping on the floor next to you each night until Easter. Dear Aunties, as much as I will miss the women in my life this weekend I'm thankful Em and River can get sister time with you all in Asheville. It blesses me to know they will both return well-loved, well-fed, and with dirt on their paws. Dear Em, last weekend you winterized our beehive without wearing gloves while I had to dress like this just to suck up the leaves in our backyard. I'm afraid you will always be more brave than me when it comes to insects. 

Tim

Happy {almost} weekend! As we process converting our downstairs fireplace would you recommend going with a wood burning stove or gas?

16 comments:

Robyn said...

Yay for weekends...

You two are so cute!

NJM said...

Wood, every day of the week!

Mrs. Benton said...

I'd say corn burning stove! http://www.efireplacestore.com/uss-6041hf.html?productid=uss-6041hf&channelid=FROOG&gclid=CL6p-Zel9roCFbE-Mgod0R8ACg

Mrs. Benton said...

I'm say corn burning! http://www.efireplacestore.com/uss-6041hf.html?productid=uss-6041hf&channelid=FROOG&gclid=CL6p-Zel9roCFbE-Mgod0R8ACg

Anonymous said...

WOOD! I grew up with a wood burning stove and there is just nothing that compares to the "real" warmth of wood! A wood fire is obviously a bit harder to regulate the heat than that of a gas stove and the wood can get messy inside the house, but it is just so cozy and homey! Love visiting my childhood home during the winter when my mom has a big chunk 'o wood burning! :)

Julia said...

Gas! We live in Alaska with plenty of wood but the quick, clean burning, less maintenance each year and convenient gas fireplace is just lovely at -35 below F. Will run without electricity and oh did I mention less mess.

Tori Thompson said...

Wood! My grandparents had a wood-burning stove when I was growing up, and the smell is amazing and always brings back such warm (pun intended) memories!

Anonymous said...

W O O D !!!
Nature brought inside. Comfy!! Gas to me is more for "city-people who want the country feeling of a fireplace in the 5th level".
I would have thought you definatly would be "wood-people".
*Katharina

~Love Lis said...

Gas is nice and easy to turn on, but there's something about a wood burning fireplace that makes it sound cozy.

Michelle M. said...

Wood burning all the way! Absolutely nothing replaces the smell, the sound, the light and the warmth it gives you. Gas can't compare on any level.

steph said...

wood.

becky said...

Gas logs, clean, efficient cheap and safer for the baby. When it's off it's off !
Love wood burning but not practical for what you're in need of ... Anyway if you squint your eyes it's like you're looking at the real thing..

Happy prayers to your growing family

Chelsea said...

We have a wood burning stove and I just love it but it's a lot of work! We rely on it to heat our house in the winter, and while it is much cheaper than heating with gas, it still takes a lot of effort to go out and chop enough wood to last through the winter. You can't beat the smell of a wood stove though!

Steph said...

Wood! Nothing like a real fire.

Of course, there are some tricks to learning to regulate a wood fire properly, but once you do, it is way more fulfilling to build a fire than to flip a switch (IMHO). :)

Anonymous said...

I have a woods fireplace and a wood burning stove. Romantic, for sure, but a lot of work. With parenthood on your horizon, go gas. Trust on this. You will always have fire pits and camp firs to enjoy the real thing! SF Fan

Molly Roberson said...

You know what to do!

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