Archive - Dec 29, 2004

St. John's church

Here is St. John's, the church I drive past several times each day. Today provided natural flocking on the spruce trees.

Swamp Castle's wood heat kicks in

Brian the electrician/plumber got the wood boiler going today. At 3 p.m., without fanfare, I lit a fire in the firebox which immediately fizzled. Brian relit it a few minutes later, and that one fizzled.

At that point, we decided to read the directions. We figured out that the damper was off unless you pushed a certain button, at which point, not only did the damper open, but a blower went on which shot smoke out of the chimney as if it were one of those steamers at Rollag.