Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Keep the Home Fire Burning

Tomorrow has been marked on my calendar for the past three weeks. Though the temperatures have turned colder over this period, my wife and I have yet to start up the fireplace. To be certain, the temptation has been there, but our chimney hasn't been inspected for two years and that's, at least, one year too long.

But tomorrow night -- if all goes well -- we'll have a warm fire in the fireplace. The chimney sweep specialists will be here in less than 24 hours!

If you have a chimney in your house, here's some info about chimney fires. If you haven't had your chimney and/or flue inspected in over 1 year, now would be a good time to take care of it.

A fire in a fireplace or wood stove can be a romantic or family treat -- so long as it doesn't burn down the house! It's rather hard to enjoy the ambiance of roasted marshmallows when you're roasting too!!


  1. Enjoy the warmth! We're preparing for 4-6 inches of snow tomorrow--the second snow of the season.

  2. ahh, a fireplace! What coziness.

  3. A fireplace can't be beat because as DQ writes, it's cozy! MaWhit, that's what ya get for living near the mountains! ; ) But I bet it's beautiful beyond words too.

  4. aw i'm jealous, i really love fireplaces. and we've had at least 4 snows here, ugh! >:( first no summer and now an early winter. global warming my ass! (just kidding just kidding, that was a joke don't anyone get all climate-haughty on me) ;)


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