Saturday, November 14, 2009

Fireplace poll

I'm taking a poll.  The Husband wants to use the fireplace this winter while he's working inside the house.  Something about it being cold in the North Country six months of the year and efficiently disposing of scrap bits of wood.   I want to have an inaugural fire once the house is complete and we're moved in, and the kids are at their grandparents' house and Norah Jones is on the stereo....    oh, hey.  Are you still there?  *ahem*   Sorry. 


I think it'll be all black soot and ugly in my beautiful new house.  He thinks that it's a matter of practicality. 

What say you?


Alisha said...

My Husband and I think that he should wait and christen it the romantic way you want to. I think there are portable heaters that could be rented. We just bought a little over 5 acres of lakefront in the North Country. My husband is a Major in the Army and we are currently in Georgia. When he retires we will also be building a log home on our property.
I am enjoying following your blog and will be documenting our home being built when we get up there.

Can't wait to hear the outcome :-)



David said...

This is from a Brit:

Couldn't it be like the President of your great nation? He gets elected early November, but the inauguration is late January; presumably the two and a half months in between involve a lot of work, just not officially in office.

So perhaps the fireplace could be elected now, and do some work, but have an inauguration when things are complete. Plus, this gives you time to work on an oath of office for said fireplace. Hmmm. Maybe the simile is breaking down now ...

Anonymous said...

I say...let Husband burn scrap wood, be warm and happy and finish the house, then let the grandchildren spend the night at grandparents home 8 miles away, light candles so you can't tell if there's a mite of sooty smudge on the fireplace walls, turn on the stereo with Nora Jones, and enjoy!
Alternately, have an inaugural fire with Husband this week with sleeping bags and hot coffee, then let him finish the house. Both of you are happy that way. Anyway, it's not my opinion that matters.

a Tonggu Momma said...

Ouch... I refuse to participate in said poll. I don't want anyone mad at me.

Anne said...

@Alisha -
Good luck with your planning! I look forward to hearing all about it!

Tonggu Momma Husband said...

wouldn't you want to know that the fireplace was in GOOD working order BEFORE said ribbon cutting ceremony, nora jones and all? consider it 'seasoning' while big man stays warm working all winter ... then, when it's time for the 'inaugural', you have confidence in the outcome and not have any ... uhmmm ... well ... i hope you know what i mean. :-)

Cedar ... said...

here's another vote for a portable heater,... save the fireplace for that special night.... for sure!

Anonymous said...

Let the man burn the scrap wood to keep warm....or so I can be warm if I come to help. You haven't thought of another crafty use for it have you? The chimeny is naked block now. Have your ceremonial fire when it is faced.

Shelley said...

I'm w/ Cedar - go w/ the portable heater! Hey, that rhymes! :-)

Alisha said...

Thank you. We look forward to sharing our progress with you and your sweetie too. When we do start to post about it...please let us know if we are headed in the right or wrong (yikes) direction LOL
We will let you know when we get up to the North Country :-D