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Maggie aka Grandma Sunshine Posted: Wed, Apr 3 2013 5:40 AM

We have a wood furnace that is on the back porch. The mess stays outside!  I got up this am and had a headache. Then I smelled it....smoke!  My DH got home from work around 12:30 am and must have started a fire. He left the blower on the fire died out. Now our entire house smells like wood smoke. Oh, my fabric!!!!  I hope it warms up late this week so I can air this house out. I'm afraid all my fabrics will retain the smoke smell. Boo hoo

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Sukochi replied on Wed, Apr 3 2013 7:47 AM

Maggie, I would imagine your DH IS on the chopping block? That is a very serious offense.

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Patti replied on Wed, Apr 3 2013 10:54 AM

It's spring.  Open the doors, wash the fabric and put it out on a clothes line.  It will all smell wonderful.

We had a problem with our chimney being plugged this year and lots of smoke inside.  It took a couple weeks, but the smoke smell is gone from the house.

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We heat with a wood stove also. The smoke is actually harder on my lungs than the fabric. I have COPD and chronic asthma so it's a struggle in the winter. I really wish I didn't have the mess in the house too.

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Maggie, I would imagine your DH IS on the chopping block? That is a very serious offense.

Very serious offense!  LOL. You know what they say, "if mama ain't happy, nobody's happy."  It is very true in my house. He was back peddling trying to make excuses. Hahaha  He's busy fixing what he says "is the problem."  He said it is the gasket around the stove door. It may be but leaving the blower on all night was a contributing factor (just because I say it was). Hehehe 

Patti, I'm not sure where you are but we are still having lows in the 20s. Yesterday's high was 49, so not too bad. Today is 50 but tomorrow is rain. Our water is really expensive so I've considered hauling it to the lake and beating it on stones!

Melissa, I'm out if this state as soon as I retire. I have allergies and the black mold and pollen here is awful. Not to mention the humidity. I'm not sure I could stay if I had asthma and COPD.  You must be pretty tough. ;-)

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MNnancy replied on Wed, Apr 3 2013 2:09 PM

Maggie aka Grandma Sunshine:
I'm out if this state as soon as I retire. I have allergies and the black mold and pollen here is awful. Not to mention the humidity.

Where are you planning to go, Maggie?  I'm curious where an environmental specialist thinks is a desirable place to live.  I've been visiting many states since I retired in April 2011, and I see pluses and minuses in most of them.


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You don't need to wash the fabric.  On your next spring-like day, hang it on the line for a couple of hours and it will air out nicely. 

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gini replied on Wed, Apr 3 2013 7:28 PM

i live in paradise

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Rhonnie replied on Wed, Apr 3 2013 9:27 PM

I have to say I live north of you and honestly I know it can be rough but no matter where you go there are always issues with something. I've been here even after retiring.

I know people have allergies to smoke but I have to say I love the smell of wood smoke. We use wood to heat the house and I do agree wood smoke inside is not the best place for it...and I know my DH would be trying to figure out the fastest way to get it out *giggles* cause someone would be upset. But outside nothing better than a nice fire and the smell of wood smoke.

If you have a clothesline just hang the fabric out there and let it air out before you use it. It will freshen up in no time. I know up here tho you better put extra clothes pins on it or it will blow away. *giggles* I have to say chasing fabric across the farm isn't fun and you will have to wash it by time you catch it.....LOL an experience that won't be forgotten anytime soon I hope.

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MNnancy replied on Wed, Apr 3 2013 9:58 PM

gini:

i live in paradise

Having visited Sandpoint last fall, I do think your town is a hidden gem.  One possibly serious drawback - no local quilt shop.  

 


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ls2116 replied on Wed, Apr 3 2013 10:36 PM

I've never had a wood burner, but isn't it plain unsafe to leave it burning unattended?

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gini replied on Wed, Apr 3 2013 10:57 PM

MNnancy:
 One possibly serious drawback - no local quilt shop.  
 

i just plan  a trip to spokane or  coeur d'alene once a month to go shopping.  ( we have a ben franklin's here that is building a good fabric shop.)  i can hit 5 or six shops in a day, a mini me shop hop 

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Nancy, anywhere on a Lake (not a puddle). Of course you already know my DH thinks Minnesota is heaven on earth. I like Michigan or Colorado. West Virginia is pretty. I also like the Ozarks and northern Arkansas. Who knows. If our property taxes keep increasing due to reassessment we will be out of here before retirement. Hahaha

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gini:

i live in paradise

Wow, I've always wondered what paradise looked like. Looks like I'm going to have to take a motorcycle trip to Northern Idaho. Any lakes?

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MNnancy:

Maggie aka Grandma Sunshine:
I'm out if this state as soon as I retire. I have allergies and the black mold and pollen here is awful. Not to mention the humidity.

Where are you planning to go, Maggie?  I'm curious where an environmental specialist thinks is a desirable place to live.

Believe it or not, we have discussed Alaska!  I'm not opposed to snow. Hahaha. The more it snows the more time for quilting. You know that warm weather means grass to be mowed, gardens to be planted, harvested, and canned. Sheesh, I'm ready for winter again just thinking about everything I have to do this summer. Oh, forgot the motorcycle rides. LOL

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