We finally took down our Christmas tree yesterday. The tree was a lovely thing to behold, but we needed the space it was occupying.
That's because we have a wood cookstove to install!
If you remember, on December 9 we took possession of a beautiful new Baker's Choice cookstove. It's been stored in the barn, patiently waiting for Christmas to be over before we could move things around to accommodate it.
The stove will go in the exact spot where the hoosier hutch is, so we emptied the hoosier of everything...
... and moved it to the other side of the window against the boot unit by the door.
Needless to say it was filthy behind the hoosier -- it hasn't been moved in twelve years -- but we cleaned and swept and now the spot is ready for the next step, which is to cut away the carpet and pour a concrete pad. Little by little, step by step, and soon we'll have a working cookstove!