I got the cheap tealights yesterday, after plowing through many higher priced fundraising versions, this is a thing, but I can't do it right now.
There's a special domestic violence tealights fundraiser here for the women's shelter which I encourage everyone who can, to support, but I need cheap tealights.
Years ago I worked secretly, security issues, with the local women's shelter, my office in a different organization being a remote counseling location where women could come.
It was a women's organization, so the cover story if necessary for any violent spouse was that she wss signing the kids up for programs. The deal was that I'd vacate the office so the trained dv counselor could meet with the woman needing help.
I also hid at home more than one woman, separately from any program, known to me, to escape abuse. One got in touch recently, now in a new life, long established happy relationship, never forgot me. That caused a few tears, I can tell you. It's not why I did it, just a huge bonus.
Anyway back to the clay pot heater.
I set it up with three tealights, it ran for four hours, and was too hot to touch. However, the heat didn't travel more than a few inches. I think it needs some sort of fan, but I need to figure out how that won't blow out the tealights. So far so good though. It definitely heats up very well.
And I'm still in drawing mode
Just seemed appropriate.
Happy day everyone, keep well, stay safe, if you're not safe please try to get help.
We know the most dangerous time is when you leave, and then you need help and I trust you can find it. A women's shelter or women's organization is usually better than the local police department, sad but true.