Dream dream dream

October 7, 2013

Cheap, Eco-Freaky

I had to go to Orsheln’s to buy some dowels and overpriced masking tape (fist shake). while there, I …..

Wait. Let’s step back in time to remember that I am a crazy reason in winter when it comes to managing heat. I also have a great love of fire. I don’t know if I’ve ever mentioned it, but I have always wanted to have a fireplace or wood stove. When I was a little girl, our alley neighbor had a tiny little cast iron wood stove and I seriously coveted it.

I have looked at small wood stoves, small pellet stoves, camping wood stoves and was thrilled to have found a portable, non-electric pellet stove online (click here).

The problem with a wood stove in this house, though, is that there’s no place to put it. It’s a big commitment to put it in our small rooms that are overcrowded with Lloyd’s stupid stationary bike that he never rides furniture.

But! At Orsheln’s they are selling a window pellet stove! A window model! Like an air conditioner! This solves all the problems of permanent installation and gives me the joy of cheap heat and fire! And – bonus – it gets terrible, terrible reviews on every site where it is listed!

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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4 Responses to “Dream dream dream”

  1. Brad Said on:

    I wonder if you could just build a window version of a fireplace. Surely something could be prototyped.
    But be sure you have your house insurance up to date. You know… just in case


  2. Peggy Said on:

    Speaking of prototyping, I think an experience is in order with one stationary bike & a match.


  3. Gretchen Said on:

    How much does this beauty cost?


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