First of the Season

OK, I can't be in denial any longer...well I can, I suppose, about many things, but not about the seasonal change. Today I lit my wood stove for the first time this season...for about an hour or so, just to take the chill off the house. Still haven't turned on the furnace though. The summer seemed so short so I've been in denial about the coming cold months...and in Western New York that is something serious to consider. But I have to admit it sure did seem cozy with the stove going.