The Smokeless Monster

In August of 2012, we installed our brand-spankin-new gasification wood boiler. These were exciting times for us because we had finally escaped the evil grip of #2.

This is what our basement looked like when we were slaves to the oil company:

In November of 2011 – our furnace AND our oil tank both failed inspection and needed to be replaced. The nicest thing they could have done was to die at the same time, and so they did. We all knew it was time for them to go. So, we borrowed an old furnace from camp to help us limp through that winter and in March of 2012, we made the long haul to Lebanon, PA and brought home our little humungo bundle of joy.

Meet The Smokeless Monster:

She looks a lot better in the basement than she did in the garage.



Among our failed heating system, I forgot to mention our failed chimney. It was essential that we build a new chimney before we used our boiler. So, with a HUGE amount of help from Clint, Adam, and Wes – our old chimney was torn down and the new one was installed in one weekend.





This was the same weekend that JC’s sisters were visiting. So, While the boys put up the chimney, I got some quality time with our niece and nephew and my favorite sis-in-laws. Which basically consisted of lounging around on the grass and chasing the ducks & chickens 🙂






And we lived warmly ever after…


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