I’ve just started a fire in the stove and for once I didn’t get a back draft. Normally I fill the entire cottage with smoke and the fire alarm signals like crazy 🙂 but as I say, there can’t be a living bedbug or other pest in the cottage after that 🙂 I have two different kinds of fire logs at home. I bought one kind at the chimney sweepers office and I bought one kind in the supermarket on my way home today.
They have a new kind in the super market so it will be interesting to see how different it burns compared to the old one. The old one was more or less sawdust compressed to a cube, the new one is more like small woodchips compressed to a similar cube. The good thing with the old ones were that they started to burn easily, the bad thing was that there never was any bed of embers after them. The one I bought from the chimney sweeper is most likely hard to set on fire but leaves a good bed of embers so I can grill a few sausages over it if I so wish 🙂 The embers did also give away lots of heat for quite some time which is a good thing.
I can now tell You that the new kind started to burn very easily too so I guess no embers are to be expected. At the moment I don’t care about embers, I’m just happy that I finally can use my stove again 🙂 It didn’t take more than five minutes for the heat to spread from the stove to the other side of the kitchen where I sit right now and I’m enjoying it to the fullest 🙂 Albin is a bit curious about the stove, it has never before i his life been warm there 🙂 By the way, I’ve gotten a bit of worrying info about where he comes from. It seems that even if the breeder only have one female and one male dog they keep pushing out puppies from them, more or less like a puppy mill.
It also seems that they know one of their dogs might carry a disease called Ataxia. It gives the dog problems with the balance and the legs can start to move uncontrollably. There is one early kind that shows already in the beginning, one that comes when the dog is six months to one year old and if I understood things right one that shows when the dog is three to five years old. If a dog gets it there’s no cure, it will only go downhill after the first symptoms show and most owners put their dogs to sleep within two years after it showed. Thankfully it seems that both parents need the defective gene if a dog will be able to get the disease so I’m not that worried. I know however that I from now on never will be able to relax and I will check how he’s walking constantly imagining that something is wrong.
It has been warm and sunny again today but the clouds showed as soon as I left the supermarket on my way home after work. We did manage to get some sunshine when we were out walking though and now it looks like the sky is a bit hazy, I can see the moon but it is sort of dimmed. Bothe the Swedish and Norwegian weather sites promise fog tomorrow. Sun would have been nice but since it will be cloudy anyway the rest of the day (and rainy too) I’m more than happy if we’ll get fog. There was still ice on the ground today even if we’ve had days up to 10C (50F) so we might be able to walk out on the bog tomorrow if we’re lucky.
It is time to get something to eat. I would like a cup of tea but even if it is Saturday tomorrow and I can sleep for as long as I wish, which I won’t since I always wake up at around 5am, I still want to be able to fall asleep tonight 🙂 X Files is on tonight and I have bought two dvd’s today. One is The secret life of pets and the other one is Star Treck Beyond.
Have a great day!