We are in the throws of a weather phenomenon here in Ontario (and elsewhere) called the polar vortex. It was -22 C (-7.6 F) when I got up this morning, but it felt like -35 C (-31 F) this morning and now the temperature is at a nice balmy -19 C (-2.2 F). I am not at THO and I have to admit this is one of the rare occasions where I am happy that I am not.
For those of you who do not live in a cold climate let me tell you that with this kind of cold it goes right into your bones, it is painful. For the dogs it is torture every time they have to go outside because the cold is so deep that it burns their little feet. Our newest rescue lived his entire 5 years locked up in a cage at a puppy mill and is just being house trained now, but for him this cold is new and dreadful. His little feet are not tough so within 10 -15 seconds his body collapses on the ground because the pain in his feet is so deep. We go out with them and carry their tiny collapsed bodies in and treat their feet again with Blistex.
Thankfully there is a warming trend coming, but not before it reaches -40 C (-40 F) tonight, which is ironically where our thermometers meet.
If I already had my wood stove installed I might have actually driven down to THO to stay for a few days. I would go without the dogs though because I don’t know how easy it will be to make the house warm. Knowing it is coming makes me look forward to next winter already. Finding out how it will work has a lot of fills me with anticipation. That I know my Greyworks Stove is on its way makes me very happy indeed! But… I will not install it until the end of the spring rains because I have some unique plans in mind.