In that time we've managed to go into the fall heating season with the kindling crib full to the brim . . . uh, just once. Oh, there was always ('cept for a couple of times when we ran completely out in the early spring, but we won't go into that) some kindling in there. Then by each fall, I'd have it partially filled; sometimes half full, sometimes three-quarters full but only that once did I have it filled to the top.
Until yesterday . . . ta-dah! I did it. I had vowed that I would have it stuffed full by the end of this summer, and I got it done yesterday . . . a month or so earlier than I had given myself to complete the job.
Hooray, now I no longer have to write "