It doesn’t seem like the right time of year to be firing up the woodstove but that allegedly makes it a better time of year to get one installed. Ours was finished off quite recently, about four months after we definitely decided to go ahead with getting one put in and still getting on for a couple of months since we agreed on who to get to do the job. It’s there now though and we decided that yesterday evening was a good time to light fire one.
It didn’t stink as much as we had been expecting but that should be the stove seasoned. Over the next few months we will gradually be laying in more wood but then looking forward to when it is time to start lighting the stove in earnest.