I have no idea how I have such bad luck when it comes to wood stoves.
When I was a little girl, I tried helping my parents out by adding wood to our wood stove one evening. My parents were in the other room, so they did not even know that I did it. I didn’t mention it to them because I thought that I was doing something sweet. I had all good intentions, but what I didn’t realize was that I didn’t close the door all of the way, and a piece of wood fell out. It was on fire, so it caught the rug on the floor on fire. Thankfully, my dad found the fire before it got too big. I had nightmares about that for years. My husband and I bought a house with a wood stove years ago. I absolutely love the smell of a wood burning stove. It reminds me of home because I grew up having a wood stove. Somehow, I managed to catch my house on fire with our wood stove as well. I have no idea how I did it this time. I just woke up in the middle of the night to a fire. It was the scariest thing that I have ever experienced. I am so glad that we were able to get out of the house. We were able to save the house, but my wood stove was damaged quite a bit. I refuse to use a wood stove now. I am too afraid of them, and I think that I have good reason to be afraid of them.