We are into the shoulder season now in Lower NY. I loaded the stove at 6:30am when I left. My wife told me tonight that she came home from work at about 8 and just turned on the heat rather the restart the stove! there was probably enough going on in there to get the fire going with much effort, but was tired and hungry. I won't be home until after 11. My first feeling was anger and betrayal. I guess I should just get over it and make a fire when I get home tonight. Its just that that damn propane is so expensive, I hate to use even a once more than I have to. Good thing spring is just around the corner.