|New fenced item in our yard, next to the deck!|
|George built this fence with materials from Lowe's.|
My hint is that it is something which our Community Club says (in their rules) that MUST be hidden --so as not to take away from the beauty in our community!!!!! (That's why George built the fence!!!!) SO---it must be quite ugly!!!!!! Hmmmmmmm.
|Meet Mr. PT (our new Propane Tank)|
|Mr. PT (from the deck)|
|Remember what we used to have here??????|
|Wagon Full of WOOD --getting ready to leave us!|
|Sweetie's Daddy GLADLY took our left-over Wood!!!|
|Bye Bye, Larry---and our WOOD|
|George makes sure they can make it out of the yard!|
|The side yard looks different without the woodpiles.|
1. Hubby has a bad back --and last winter, all of his work chopping wood, going back and forth from the woodpile and the garage trying to keep the wood dry was just too much-- since it was SO bitterly cold and since, even after all of that work, we had a hard time staying WARM.
2. Gas Logs look much nicer now --and look like the real thing. (I had gas logs once years ago --and hated them since they looked 'fake'. Today, they look REAL.)
3. Gas Logs will keep our home cleaner --with less smoke and wood-droppings being carried in and out.
4. Gas Logs are warmer than wood-burning fireplaces ---since all of the heat comes into the room rather than going up the chimney!
|Our new GAS LOGS|
|The new Gas Logs in USE on a cold day|
The neatest thing to me is that it has a REMOTE ---and that's how we turn it off and on. The remote can be set to maintain a certain temperature---and will go off and on as needed in order to keep the temperature in the house where we want it.
We can also program the remote to come on early in the morning in order to warm things up by the time we get up!!!!!! I feel very spoiled by this feature---but George will love not getting up early to make me a fire, or even to get up during the night and stoke the fire to keep it going... We are POSITIVE that we have made the right decision, especially George I'm sure!!!! Keeping the wood burning fireplace was a HUGE job ---which we truly didn't need to continue doing.
|Beautiful look, don't you think?|
NOTE (added after blog post was written): We got to use our new fireplace yesterday --since it finally got COOL outside.. AND--we've had so much rain now that I cannot complain for a long time about being dry here. We have had over 8 inches in the past 10 days... Hopefully it will be over soon (today I hope) ---and we will get some sunshine!!!!! Yeah... Have a great weekend.