Thursday, February 28, 2013

The Place is Falling Apart!

I opened the wood stove in the kitchen right before dinner tonight to add another log . . . 


. . . and, karumba, half the gasket around the door fell off!

We ignored it until after we ate, then Papa Pea applied a new layer of stick 'em and put the gasket back in place.

Now to let it dry and see if that did the trick.

Wonder what's next?

18 comments:

DFW said...

Looks like you're having 'one of those days'. Hope the sticky stuff stuck. We need some around our outdoor oven door. The 1200 degree guarantee didn't work.

Katidids said...

Glad you found it. On my, did you really say what's next? Thats like praying for patience!

Carolyn said...

Glad that was "only" what happened. I first say your photo and thought the entire DOOR had fallen off! I have that fear all the time, like it will probably happen when I've got the stove chocked full of white-hot-burning logs.
The joys of "dangerous" heat sources!

Sparkless said...

I hope the fix works. Everything we own is starting to age fast and I'm getting very worried about what is next to explode or implode on us.

Stephanie said...

Such is the life of a homeowner...there is always a "fire to put out", excuse the pun but I couldn't help myself lol. Hope the new gasket holds.

Lisa said...

Why is it 'when it rains,it pours' it seems?!!! We heard a sermon once on that, and the young man finally decided the best thing to do was say 'Hallelujah'.... we say 'Hallelujah' around here a lot.... :)

Mama Pea said...

DFW - As of this morning, the gasket is still stuck tight. Looks like we're back in good shape. (Well, the stove door is anyway.)

Mama Pea said...

Katidids - Praying for patience? Either that or walking around on tip-toe!

Mama Pea said...

Carolyn - Ha! Great to know I'm not the only one who thinks about the wood stove door falling off! The door on the Jotul stove is on a track (very ingenious idea) that allows it to slide all the way UNDER the stove so you can put a fire screen on the opening and enjoy an open fire! We LOVE the feature and use it A LOT!

Mama Pea said...

Sparkless - Yep, a homeowner's nightmare! Ain't it grand?

Mama Pea said...

Stephanie - New gasket holding so far. Glad Papa Pea had some of the gasket cement handy!

Mama Pea said...

Lisa - To that I can only say, "Hallelujah!" And amen. ;o]

Susan said...

It's amazing how many things are falling apart! Myself included. And it's amazing how many things you have to know in order to get everything in working order again! I swear, if a homesteader had to list everything he/she did, could do, or will do, it would give Moby Dick a run for its money!

Erin said...

Are you sure Papa Pea isn't heading out on deployment? Haha, you can be an honorary member of the deployment disaster club! Now let's hope that this is the extent of your breakdowns, good job on the fix!

Mama Pea said...

Susan - You said it! (And what we don't know, we just go ahead and bungle through it!)

Mama Pea said...

Erin - Do you know EVERY single time, something goes wonky or needs to be fixed I think of you?! What would Erin do? Granted, Papa Pea is NOT deployed (!), but by thinking of you and your way of handling things, I can either take care of it myself or offer a good suggestion to hubby. You are my hero!!

Val said...

For some reason with us, when it rains it pours!

Mama Pea said...

Val - You have had a bad stretch lately. I can never decide whether it's better to get all of the bad stuff over with in a short period and then have a reprieve or if we could handle it better if it were more spread out.