Chilly. Me Want Fireplace.

Category: Daily Diary

So, my bronchitis is finally on its way to someone else's house. I always seem to get something nasty right as school starts and this year was no different. Germs + Toddler = wanting to lie in bed and moan but gamely pushing Fisher Price people through the door of the Fisher Price house instead. Over. And over.

But, this morning, I'm huddled next to the fireplace with my laptop. Grace is off at the sitters for a few hours and I'm trying to get some work done. And I am oh-so-thankful for having a living room this year. This is lovely.


The poor staff at Fireplace & Chimney Authority was trying to be polite when I called them on Tuesday. Right after they installed the fireplace unit, they decided to wait to install the logs and internal aesthetics. They asked me to call them when we had finished with the drywall. And mantle. And tiling. And everything else AROUND the fireplace. I didn't think they realized that I would be calling them OVER A YEAR LATER. They were very understanding.

We're not very quick with the home improvement over here. Obviously.

So, Jason popped by our house yesterday afternoon to set it all up. He was even EARLY. And he prepped the area in front of the fireplace so there would be no mess when he left.

Jason, clearly you don't have a successful career in front of you as a cable installation guy. You should stick with fireplaces. You're too prompt. You'd never make it.


After he left, Grace napped and I practically dug a hole in the floor in front of the fireplace and stayed there. Mmmmm. Heat.

Originally, we were disappointed that the mess in the fireplace chimney didn't allow us to do wood burning. And that the shallowness of the room/location of the doorway to the dining room didn't allow for a pellet stove. But the ease of turning on the fireplace this morning at 5 am when Grace demanded to be allowed to come downstairs? Relaxing in the heat for a few moments before trudging into the kitchen to scare up some coffee?

Well, that was awesome.

Not as awesome when I see the gas bill, I'm sure. (Even though it is very efficient and we don't have the boiler on yet this season.) But until then? Mmmmmmmmmmm.

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It's beautiful! I'd LOVE to be curled up in front of that right now. Then I wouldn't have to pretend that my bright computer screen is emanating heat and coziness.

oh what I would do for a fireplace like this. My sister house (made by the same owners) next door has a fireplace but we don't. We do have an inglenook instead of a fireplace but I think I'd rather have the fireplace

Oh I would NEVER look down my nose on anyone who installs a gas log. Did I scoff when my parents went gas for our family fireplace? I certainly did. But then I came home from high school one day, turned the key on the gas log and fell asleep on the floor for probably 2 hours. Aaaaah!

Very nice, indeed. A year later? I guess I shouldn't complain that even though my gas fireplace went in last Spring, I've yet to see any tile around it. But again, it's not even close to cold here yet. Enjoy. You're going to love the holidays this year.

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