So the wood stove is now fully functional. It had a bit of a factory smell at first but that is gone now. It is just the coziest little stove. We haven’t had to use the oil furnace today at all. We are very happy with the stove.
But not as happy as Merlin. Merlin is a cat that likes to be warm. He was found as a very young kitten on a very cold night and he has never forgotten. He generally sleeps on the heat register under the cabinet, but of course the furnace hasn’t been on. He will use Fergus as a warm place if need be but today he discovered the stove.
If he gets any closer I fear we will have roasted cat!