Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Fireplace Christening

My lumberjack husband took a chainsaw to some wood today, and got us a little stocked up. I think we might be seeing more of the plywood than we intended, so we'll have to think about that one.

Today was the maiden voyage for the fireplace. It's been getting chilly, and I'm anxious to use it more. There's not a terrible bite in the air yet...just a little nibble.

I guess you're supposed to "cure" the fireplace for 30 minutes or so for the first 5 fires that we light. So, the first one started tonight. We were so excited and curled up on the floor with the dog in our lap, and enjoyed the flame, until the baby woke up upstairs and I had to go get him back to sleep.

Knut was pleased that everything was doing what it was supposed to do. The flame was positioned right, the smoke wasn't coming in the house, etc. I think we were both pretty giddy. Since it will probably rain on Thursday, he'll probably work on getting the hearthstone put into place. There's still a lot of inside work to do, but our fireplace works, and that was the goal for this winter.

And it's a beautiful thing.

Ahhh, I think Knut will be sleeping extra good tonight. Job well done.