When the weather is very cold and icy, my wife and I have to fill our wood furnace three times every day.
We usually stack 8 or 10 slabs of wood into the furnace and that fills the chamber completely.
It was very cold last weekend and my wife and I were not prepared for the unusual cold snap. It was 60 degrees outside when we went to bed and the furnace had a few logs still sitting inside. I added a couple of logs, but I did not stack the wood all the way to the top of the furnace. I honestly did not anticipate low and cold temperatures and I thought the couple of logs would be enough until the morning. I should have just filled the furnace, but I was being really lazy. Around 3 in the morning, my wife woke up to use the bathroom and she knew right away that the furnace was out. She woke me up immediately and told me to go outside to check. I didn’t want to get dressed and put on my boots, hat, gloves, scark, and a jacket, but our furnace is outdoors. That is one reason why we hate to run out of wood. It also takes a long time for the furnace to heat the house after the fire dies. We didn’t get warm until the sun was coming up from behind the mountains. That was a cold lesson to learn in the middle of winter and my wife and I will not make that mistake again.