Yes, we are spending a cozy Sunday with our fireplace! Yes, we got it fixed and are so thankful. After getting the run around from a number of places we called who obviously did not want to help us, we called a local man who does chimneys and such. We called Friday evening and he was here Saturday afternoon. Thoroughly inspected our fireplace and chimney, pronounced them like new (no fires ever burned in this fireplace – just gas), and capped off our gas line. Total? $95.00 Yes, less than a hundred dollars as opposed to the $1k that the fireplace companies wanted to set us up with a new gas log system.
So we’re planning on getting some seasoned wood delivered this week and we’ll be good to go for the rest of the fall and winter. We are soooo thankful. We prayed that God would show us what to do and believe He graciously answered our prayers in finding someone who could help us inexpensively and right away. Now we are just hoping that I continue to do well with the real fire as opposed to the gas logs we had before.
This is arguably my favorite corner of the entire house. It’s my cozy spot where I can enjoy a cup of coffee, look at the latest issue of Victoria, enjoy the fireplace, and look outside into the backyard and woods (to the left of the picture) and watch the birds come and go from the birdfeeders out there.
Well, back to our family day. We roasted marshmallows in the fireplace and made s’mores with Caroline for the first time. Now we’re cleaning out a pumpkin for roasting pumpkin seeds. (See my recipe for Easy Toasted Pumpkin Seeds if you’ve never tried it before!) Just a few hours until the Tigers play their next playoff game. Most of the rest of my day will be hanging out with my family, enjoying the blaze of colors outside our windows, and working on planning and sorting in the learning room. If you are looking for more fun fall ideas, humor, Christmas ideas, and other fun links, be sure to check out my Pinterest pins. I add at least a few pins every day. You can use this link to get to my boards, this link to get to all the pins at once, or the widget in my sidebar.
Have a lovely Sunday!