I prefer my fireplace

I personally don’t guess it’s weird that I didn’t have a laboring for the last few years.

All of our friends did, of course.

When they saw our log cabin, kneeling on the edge of a beautiful lake, they were impressed. Once they went inside & felt how hot & stuffy it got, they never wanted to come back. I didn’t get offended, because I understood that all of our friends are spoiled brats that cannot handle a few hours separate from climate control, but most people have become dependent on air conditioning, & they assume quite uncomfortable when they have to go separate from it. They would ask “how can you live separate from air conditioner?” And I would explain that I just opened the windows to let in some natural ventilation to cool the arena down. My only concern was not with cooling, however with heating. The winters around here can get bitterly cold, & snowstorms will frequently knock out the power lines. Although life can be a little stifling & uncomfortable separate from air conditioner, a lack of heating can be lethal in the cold weeks. Thankfully our beach house has a fireplace made of brick & stone. I keep several weeks worth of firewood in the drying rack next to the fireplace, which means I don’t need electricity to keep myself warm, and during the Wintertide our beach house & our fireplace are both entirely popular with our friends. Once the Summer starts they don’t come over as often, preferring to stay in the comfort of the air conditioning they have in their homes.



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