It's more the ashes and detritous the stove gives off (and cats and dogs can't remove their shoes...). I badly want one of those Plat (sp?) stoves which burns compressed wood and is located outside, but blows the warm air inside. They are, however, pricey. Julie Krueger ========Original Message======== Subj: [lit-ideas] Re: News Sources Date: 10/22/2006 3:54:14 P.M. Central Standard Time From: _aamago@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx (mailto:aamago@xxxxxxxxxxxxx) To: _lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx (mailto:lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx) Sent on: 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: (mailto:JimKandJulieB@xxxxxxx) To: _lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx (mailto: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.