I did run the rocket mass forge even though it's burnt out inside. Going to make a mess to clean up later in the ducts but I got the garage up to 57 again tonight. T-Shirt warm!
I pounded a bit of 1 inch square stock down to 3/4 inches to use in the hardy (square) hole of my new (used) anvil. This will be the post to hold the new face for the anvil.
Once I switched to coal and turned the air on, I got the metal much hotter, and it was so much better to work with. I am still learning – just reinforcing the basics at this point.