Tuesday, January 24, 2006

First Fire

One of the things we loved about our house when we were deciding whether to buy it or not was that it had a fireplace in the living room. I think we envisioned cozy nights curled up reading books by the fire or having Christmas Eve lit by firelight or something. It really is a beautiful fireplace even without a fire burning, which is lucky for us because tonight is officially the First Fire Night, nearly two years after we bought this place.

I'm thinking of it as a celebration of sorts after the long struggle we went through with the chimney cleaning/relining company. We had a terrible time with them rescheduling and misscheduling the job, the job failing inspection, and a lot of hassle getting them to finish up the stupid job already with some professionalism and grace. I was ready to pull my hair out over them yesterday. Happily, we are now through with that outfit. This was the best picture I could manage of our little fire burning away -- it turns out it's hard (for me, anyway) to take a good photograph of the flames.


At 1/24/2006 11:25 PM, Blogger celeste said...

cool. we have a fireplace, too. we've never lit it either. but we have this screen that holds candles, and we did light those during christmas last year when the lights went out. we don't even have logs in there, but we do have some cool candles. maybe i'll take a picture and send it to you so you can see it. have a great rest-of-the-week!

At 1/28/2006 5:05 AM, Blogger mrsmogul said...

One day I have to get a fireplace in the home, unless we move to the Carribbean of course.

Came by a link...


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