Monday, December 19, 2011

Propane or no propane?

That is the question going around in our minds here. As you know we are finishing our unfinished basement and are thinking of a heating source other then oil (which is ridiculously high!). So we first  thought of a wood stove, but we would then need to put a chimney up through our house so that was cancelled out. So our next thought was propane. We could use the propane for a fireplace downstairs and then also get a propane stove (yes I must say I squealed a little at the thought of not only a new stove but one that wasn't electric! )  So we  still have a lot to do downstairs before even putting one in, but you know me I am a planner. So I was wondering if any of you have propane? What are your pros and cons? Is it cheaper then oil? Any suggestions on what kind of tank? Anything would be greatly appreciated! :)

On another note.... Christmas is so close! I am finishing up my Christmas shopping this week. I know, I know. I am not usually one of those last minute people but this year it really snuck up on me. I don't know if it because I have a 4 yr. old and a toddler, or I really need to clear my schedule more. But slowly but surely the shopping will get done and the homemade gifts will get finished and ready for Sunday.  Anyone else still need to do Christmas shopping or finishing the homemade gifts?

I found a lot of great things on Abbi's blog
She is so creative and makes me not want to waste anything. There is a use for everything. So if you are looking for any last minute homemade ideas there are plenty here! Check them out! :)
If I don't blog before then, I want to Wish Each of you A Very Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!!


1 comment:

  1. Well I can answer this only in the stove dept ! I love my propane stove!It is so cheap! it hardly using any when you cook and I can use it when the electricity is out .Good to have in case of any kind of Preparing .emergency ect.
    We are getting a wood stove this spring when the prices are lower ! Great blog Katie you are very good writer :)