I'm glad that, by and large, your mail is not being disrupted.
I was thinking the same thing...that your spring cleaning will be easier without having used your insert. I know that it's kept you busy in the past.
That's a good idea. We don't have it in yet, but we had the ceiling built to put a fireplace in our bedroom. We don't plan to use wood for heat, but in an emergency it seems silly to not have heat in the presence of a forest.
A couple of years ago, before this house was even sealed, we had good wood stacked into what will eventually be the laundry room, by the back door. That will be our firewood, just in case, though outside eventually.
Have a wonderful week!
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