he chill of Autumn has definitely arrived. This past week we have had to start our pellet stove each morning or no one would want to get out of bed. And when the winter chill sets in, the big blue tarp will come off our wood pile to start a roaring fire in the wood furnace. I love the warmth of wood heat and the apple wood scent that permeates the air!
It’s funny how when we look we can even be thankful for a tarp which keeps our wood dry to help make a hotter, safer heat. Soon, we will be painting two bedrooms as we shuffle kids into different bedrooms after their sister marries in a few weeks. They are so excited about it and have paint picked out and some wallpaper peeling has already begun. The kids have put the dropcloth down a couple of times on the carpet, asking, if today can be the day, some painting starts. But there’s too much wedding stuff to get done.
Yes, I am thankful for various tarps – to keep our wood dry, keep flooring protected and so much more – to cover a leaky roof to covering vehicles. Next time you see that simple plastic sheeting, it’s another thing to be thankful for, making our lives easier.