Question of the day from SKL

Do you have a working fireplace?  Do you use it?  When?

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20 Responses to Question of the day from SKL

  1. Joy says:

    We had one in our old house and I miss it more than I can say. We used it every single day. Only in the winter of course.

  2. mssc54 says:

    We do have a pre-fab wood burning fireplace. If it’s below 50 degrees outside my Mrs. says “I’m freezing.” I burn through a whole lotta wood. And Joy if you saw that pile of split wood on my fb pics, that only filled about two-thirds of my wood rack.

  3. Nikki says:

    Ohhh I wish I had one! Jason and I were thinking about getting one of those plug in ones. I know, but it’s better than nothing! I have always wanted a fireplace in my house. One day I will have a house with a real one. 🙂

  4. Lucy says:

    I do have one, but never use it. Its actually covered by the TV….because that’s the only way the room could logically be set up. Its not too bad considering I live in Texas and don’t really need a fire place

  5. SKL says:

    We have a gas fireplace. We have hardly ever used it. It is really nice if you have time to just sit and feel comfy. But my life doesn’t include many moments like that.

  6. SKL says:

    I wish I could remember what I was thinking about when I came up with this question. Bet there was a story behind it, LOL.

    • Joy says:

      I do that all the time. I’ll think of a question of the day and I’ll get it ready but I’ll do 20 or so at a time and by the time I post it, I’ve forgotten what my answer or story was. LOL!!

  7. Ellen says:

    We have two fireplaces (In California!!) and we don’t use them.

  8. Laura says:

    I have one, and it actually looks similar to the one in the picture! stone around the fireplace, but wood above the mantle.

    We use it all winter long, and it has come in handy for real-life. Three-ish years ago, maybe 4 now, in the dead of winter, we had an awful ice storm. 3/4″ thick ice, at least, on EVERYTHING, brought down wires, coated the ground – we couldn’t get out for several days. And for 55 hours, we were without power of any kind. We knew the storm was coming, so we laid in what we thought was enough wood (our neighbor actually had to deliver a tractorload to us, since we ran out), we filled our tub (it’s an 80-gal garden tub) with water, laid in canned-goods, and put our refrigeratables into coolers out on the porch. And had plenty of batteries for our lanterns, flashlights, and radio.

    The storm struck, temps were below zero, and we kept that fireplace going for two days and two nights. It kept our house at a snuggly 55 degrees, and cooked our food until the power came back on.

    If I can help it, I will never live in a house without a fireplace!

  9. pammy wammy says:

    I have one in the dining room.Use it during the winter season.Its nice cozy heat.But we just ran out of wood and I am HAPPY.I love the fireplace,but was getting tired of hauling in wood and dumping the ashpan.Its fun at first,then as the months go by,I was tired of the hauling wood.But it does save on your hydro bill.Just glad its done for this season 🙂

  10. Vicki says:

    We have two electric fire places in the living rooms downstairs and up. we never use the downstairs one cause we rarely are down there but the upstairs one we use when it gets really really cold outside.

  11. SKL says:

    My parents have a woodburner and when I was a teen, it used to be my job to keep it burning. The only thing I didn’t like about it was, if you fool around and delay putting in the wood (I had to load it before & after school or it would go out), then you have to re-build the fire and that was never in my afternoon plans (what with 2-3 afternoon paper routes, babysitting, homework . . . ).

    But I loved to watch the fire as it grew from a few old coals to roaring flames. Very hypnotizing.

  12. Just a Mom says:

    We have a gas fireplace and it has a remote control for it. We use it all the time! I wake up in the morning sit on the couch and hit the on button and it fires right up! When we built our house we wanted a wood burning fireplace but our house design could not have one so the builder threw in the gas fireplace for free.

    • Laura says:

      We had a gas-burner in the first house we owned, and BOY, was that a danger! I’d do the same thing, fire it up every night, and just bask in front of it. We’d have it on full blast for hours while watching TV. It would make the room nice and mosty-toasty, and upstairs, it would be the regular 68 degrees or whatever, but you’d go up there and FREEZE!

      At the end of the month, I saw my gas bill, and that was the end of THAT!!

      I’m happy for my wood-burner, now. I don’t even have to deal with the mess – Josh cleans it up for me! He ASKS to clean it up!

  13. Sue says:

    No, we don’t have one and I’ll probably never get one 😦

  14. joz1234 says:

    We do, but we only burn those 6 hour logs you buy at the grocery store. I am allergic to all the wood we have tried to burn in it. Needless to say it has only been on a handful of times.

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