Just dropping in on this beautiful sunny day. I don’t have much to report. However, I did get my deck fixed. I almost burned my house down a couple of nights ago. I was cleaning out the wood burning stove and put some cold ashes into a cardboard box and set it outside on the porch and thought nothing of it. They were cold and dead ashes. Well off I went to work and when I returned home there was a huge hole in my deck. My first thought was that an animal had scurried a hole in it, but then I saw burned marks and quickly realized that it was the box of ashes that made the hole. I am sooooo grateful that I did not burn the house down.
Lesson learned, even if you think the wood ashes are dead, they are not. Place them in a metal can and dispose of them in a fire pit outside and spray water on them if you have to. Goodness me, I can’t believe I did not learn that in my Girl Scouts Troop. Arghhhh. Oh well, all is well.