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How is it that the very people paid good money to watch the economy are SURPRISED that consumer sentiment is lower? Don't they get their own gas and groceries? Econo-Girl almost fell over dead at the cost of a few groceries Sunday night. How can a family with children be making ends meet? It's going to be a tough winter.
On a related note, Econo-Girl acquired a wood pellet stove a few years ago and it is her prized possession. No one in DC or the surrounding suburbs even heard of a pellet stove. And now, because her house was built in 1908, Econo-Girl has a coal-burning fireplace in the dining room she is going to outfit.
You can go on the Internet and get exact cast iron replicas of old fireplace inserts that also burn wood and wood pellets.
The purpose is to hedge our bets against the fall of civilization, or at least the loss of electricity for a week. And it is so cozy!