We never wear shoes in the house. Heating with wood brings in a lot of stuff. Maybe a little indoor cart to transport the wood might help contain the chips? ----- Original Message ----- From: To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: 10/22/2006 4:04:26 PM Subject: [lit-ideas] Re: News Sources I'm starting to think everyone on this list but me is either a speed-reader or shackled to their computer......The number of sites listed amazes me. When do you guys have time?? Do you not need sleep occasionally? Julie Krueger stalling on mopping floors -- what good does it do when 10 minutes later the cat or dog or myself track in mud? My husband's Mother used to say "It's hard to keep a house clean on a planet made of dirt." Besides, I have to haul wood in. It's become suddenly cold.