Schmidt Homestead

Our new home in Woodburn, IL

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

We had our propane tank delivered yesterday. They brought the 500 gal tank with just 25 gal of propane in it. I guess they can’t haul a full tank. They’re supposed to ‘top off’ our tank in the next few days. Our stove works, but they recommended that we not turn on the furnace until after the tank has been filled, because the furnace burns gas much faster than the stove, and there’s a chance we could run out (although its not likely this time of year). The propane guy also converted the stove and furnace to propane hook-ups. They were previously set up for natural gas, so the stove had HUGE flames when we cranked it all the way up. We could boil a pot of water fast, but it probably wasn’t the safest way to go. Now we just have small ‘normal’ flames.

We went out to dinner last night for our anniversary. We got ourselves a couple of movies and tickets to the Last Comic Standing tour in a couple of weeks. We decided to keep it simple this year, since we have so many other things going on.

We got some much-needed rain today. The dogs and cats wanted to stay inside, but the chickens were running around in it like it wasn’t there. There’s a big storm coming thru this evening as well.

Orion is coming up this weekend to help Steve with some projects. Steve’s friend, Dan, is coming to help us get rid of the asbestos in the old house on Saturday.