of retirement. Yesterday put the finish on 30 years of doing computer security for the U.S. Navy. Now the only thing I'll use my computer for is balancing my checkbook, reading email and browsing the wonderful GPA forums like this one. Had the paint curing in the oven overnight so I went out to the shop this morning and put this little beauty together and fired it up. 500s and 500As are probably my favorite stoves. This one is an oddity in that there is no date stamp anywhere. It has all the marks of an early US made stove. It lit right up and purrs along from simmer to full roar. What's not to like?