|Nothing like a nice wood fire in the fireplace.|
|Hot chocolate and a book by the fire.|
Our kids have been after us to convert the fireplace to gas logs, and we've thought that once we use up our firewood we might consider doing that. I realize that burning wood contributes to pollution, and it is a chore to haul wood and clean ashes. And every few years we have to hire a chimney sweep to clean out the fireplace and chimney.
Son Michael and his family like their fireplace with gas logs. Once when grandson, Tyler, was about three years old, and he was visiting, he asked me, "Grandpat, will you turn on your fire?" He had seen his family turn on a switch, and presto there was a fire in the fireplace. I had to explain to him that our fireplace didn't "turn on".
|A fireplace that "turns on" may be in our future.|