Thursday, March 26, 2009

Wood Burning Furnace

This is the much anticipated picture of my father's latest Man Toy, the wood burning furnace. Notice the similarities between it and a nightmare portajohn, known locally as a Trudy's Toilet. For this and plenty other reasons, my mother got all swelled up made him place this monstrosity far away from the house, although it's still in a rather prominent place in the yard right by the barn. It's even visible from the creek, so anyone out in the boat can get a good laugh look-see.

That smokestack is quiet in this picture because it was a warm day (the only one we've had here lately). Usually, there is smoke billowing out just like the Great Chicago Fire the West Point paper mill.

Can you tell I'm still obsessed enchanted with the strike through feature? I promise I'll stop, but not until pigs fly right away.

In case you've not read my mother's stories about Chesapeake Bay Father's wood burning furnace acquisition, please consider yourself lucky click on the links below.

Wood Burning Furnace Chapter One

WBF Chapter Two

WBF Chapter Three

When all was said and done my mother finally admitted that my father was right she and the furnace could co-exist peacefully.

OK, I know the strike through is irritating, even more irritating than my normal hot air, just indulge me today and I'll put myself on probation tomorrow. I'm not sure if it will work though I seem to have a problem.


Mental P Mama said...

Do you have a picture of him working over there? In his tool belt outfit?

Daryl said...

I love the strike through .. almost as much as I loved the snow effect on my blog which I was finally shamed into turning off ... come on over to my place and see what I posted .. sort of for you ... sort of ..

Auds at Barking Mad said...

Yes! Finally a picture of the wood burning fireplace.

I have no idea how the hell it works, but at least now I know what it looks like.

Oh and you've gotta be careful with the strike-through feature. I am still in strike-through rehab and it's not much fun!

Meg @ Soup Is Not A Finger Food said...

Can you smoke meat in there? Maybe cure some sausages or make jerky?

mom x 2 said...

I love this picture..... and your description.

I figured it out! I figured it out! I know how to strike through! yea!!!! Could be trouble! Your comment helped me get started and Cheerleader Girl helped be with the rest. I guess I should have just asked her to begin with, ha silly me :)

Keeper Of All Things said...

I don't know about looks like something you'd burn the bodies in.

Do alot of people go missing in your neck of the woods?
Hmmmmm......And it's just in time for Blogfest?????

foolery said...

I was picturing something out of a post-nuclear Hell, but that is very neat and nice and actually tidy and functional looking. Yay CBDad!

Meg, I think smoking meat is illegal. At least in public places and around children.

Oh, I left BOSSY a poem about coming to the Virginia Blogfest yesterday. I was hoping to sound enticing, but in retrospect I think I just killed any chance of her coming around.

Sorry, Grandma J. Keep at her with those Ritz Crackers offers.

Meg @ Soup Is Not A Finger Food said...

Foolery - I don't think smoking meat is illegal, but it may be considered to be a "gateway protein" of sorts. The next thing you know, you're ingesting pounds and pounds of bacon, and, in severe cases, pimiento loaf.

Big Hair Envy said...

What are all of the shovels used for? That sure looks like a lot of work!!!

I have been given instructions (from my BFF Grandma J) on how to strike through....Look out world!

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

MPM - I will try to sneak a picture. Mostly what he does over there is mutilate wood with the chain saw, but it would still photograph well. Well, it would photograph.

Daryl - THANK YOU - love those flowers.

Auds - I'm checking myself in to the strikethrough rehab tomorrow. Which means tonight when I write tomorrow's post I'll still be able to use it....

Meg - I am too afraid to open up that door and look inside, but I don't have any doubt that plenty could be done inside that thing...well done, even.

momx2 - YAY. But warning: you will become addicted and won't know when to stop. It can get really ugly. Sometimes an intervention is needed.

Keeper - You have an excellent point. It's certainly big enough and what better way to dispose of the evidence? Or, the victim, as it were. I promise nobody will end up inside of it at Blog Fest, but you do raise a good point that perhaps I need to put a sign on the door that says, "This is NOT a bathroom."

Foolery, i can't wait to read your poem. Can't wait.

Meg - Gateway protein? Good one. Really good one. Pimiento loaf is the one place where I draw the line and I'm very tolerant of all almost-meats. Pimiento cheese though? Can go through gallons of it at one sitting. Don't get me started on pimiento-stuffed olives....

BHE - Just be careful and strike responsibly. Pregnant women, people with blood pressure problems and the elderly should refrain from striking. You can see how quickly a person can become addicted, and before you know it you're checking into strike through rehab.

foolery said...

#54 on March 25th, 2009 at 3:43 pm
foolery said:

Chicago waits for another day
In July I’ll be on Chesapeake Bay

‘Cause I won’t be at BlogHer Nine
I’ll be in Virginia swilling wine

BUT . . .

We would SO love a BlogHer cam
Thank you, thank you, Bossy I Am

Grandma J said...

I almost missed this come?

Yes, you are quite the strike through queen! good for you, and now technology is your middle name!

That furnace is nothing like I pictured. I bet it does a great job and no one mistakes it for a porta potty.

Grandma J said...

Foolery's poem to Bossy rocks. I keep getting emails from blogher telling me there is room on the waiting list! They've been sold out for a month now, who do they think is gonna drop out? Bossy?

Meg @ Soup Is Not A Finger Food said...

Yeah, pimiento loaf? OOF.

Foolery, I bet that poem caught Bossy's eye! Wouldn't that be a fun guest appearance for us all??