When my wife and I got a really nice house, we found a place that had a fireplace.
This was really exciting but my wife was making fun of me.
She said I probably didn’t even know how to start a fire in the fireplace. I told her I knew how, but we had to maintain the fireplace properly before using it. I said that chimney fires are very risky and the chimney would have to be cleaned out by a professional. So after I had that done, that’s when she said she was waiting for me to get the fire going in the fireplace so we could snuggle up in front of it and watch a romantic movie. I was down for that, but admittedly, I was struggling with building the fire. I felt like an idiot and finally my wife said she would take care of it. She said her father used to take her camping all the time and you had to get some kindling under the logs to get them going. It was interesting how she stacked all the logs neatly and the fire lit up without any trouble when she took care of everything. She taught me some things that day about how to get a fire going in the fireplace, but we had such a great time that I forgot all about that. More recently, I installed a new smart thermostat which I really appreciate. It’s nice being able to adjust the temperature control settings remotely, especially when you’re using the fireplace. The temperatures swing up and down a little bit depending on how the wood is burning, but everything is a breeze with the new thermostat and being able to adjust the temperature control settings on the drop of a dime.