Hardly two inches of snow fell, but enough to knock down branches all over New England and bring down the electric lines, incapacitating my heating oil fueled furnace, cookstove and oven. So, here I am, surrounded by wood fuel, and I’m freezing in my own home. Not the warmth security I was anticipating. But then, I don’t have the masonry heater built yet; I’m still discussing design concerns with the masons, and some things can’t be rushed. Gadzooks! I thought we had at least another month before significant snow storms show up.