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Sunday, 2 November 2008

Carmine quotes No. 13 : the wood in the woodshed

The temperature's dropping. Slowly, slowly, degree by degree. In the big house in Carmine, the tension is rising. We've started lighting a fire in the evenings, the chimneys are swept and Mathilda is standing at the ready. I see that M. is starting to look a bit fish-eyed : he has one eye on the thermometer and one eye on the woodshed.

Regina, Montessori teacher, polyglot and Carmine appassionata opined the other day :

"There are two types of men in this world, those who think the wood in the woodshed is going to be enough, and those who think it isn't going to be enough, even though they're looking at the same pile of wood..."

I wonder if our little stash will see us through, cooking, water heating, two stufe in ceramica, wood-burning stoves miscellaneous and one open hearth...?


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2 comments:

Cairo Typ0 said...

LOL Oh so true! Growing up at least once every few years my father would declare that we had "plenty of wood" in the garage. Cut forward two months when we realize that there is one log left and three months of winter remaining. LOL

Braja said...

Hey that's so cool that we're going to both be featured daily bloggers tomorrow... I was thinking the same thing today when I read your blog: writer and editor--same here, it's what I do for a living. Well, all the best for tomorrow then; I'll definitely be checking in :)

Sunday, 2 November 2008

Carmine quotes No. 13 : the wood in the woodshed

The temperature's dropping. Slowly, slowly, degree by degree. In the big house in Carmine, the tension is rising. We've started lighting a fire in the evenings, the chimneys are swept and Mathilda is standing at the ready. I see that M. is starting to look a bit fish-eyed : he has one eye on the thermometer and one eye on the woodshed.

Regina, Montessori teacher, polyglot and Carmine appassionata opined the other day :

"There are two types of men in this world, those who think the wood in the woodshed is going to be enough, and those who think it isn't going to be enough, even though they're looking at the same pile of wood..."

I wonder if our little stash will see us through, cooking, water heating, two stufe in ceramica, wood-burning stoves miscellaneous and one open hearth...?


Copyright © Louise Bostock 2007, 2008. All rights reserved. Please ask first.

2 comments:

Cairo Typ0 said...

LOL Oh so true! Growing up at least once every few years my father would declare that we had "plenty of wood" in the garage. Cut forward two months when we realize that there is one log left and three months of winter remaining. LOL

Braja said...

Hey that's so cool that we're going to both be featured daily bloggers tomorrow... I was thinking the same thing today when I read your blog: writer and editor--same here, it's what I do for a living. Well, all the best for tomorrow then; I'll definitely be checking in :)