I love fires. The snapping, crackling and popping of wood burning is so cozy! Some dear friends gave us a really nice, really expensive Harman wood stove about 6 or 7 years ago when we lived in a church parsonage. We of course took it with us when we decided to build our new home on our farm. Due to the fact that we had little time and little money, we only built our basement. (We look forward to building the remaining 2 floors soon) We did leave a cove area where we would eventually put in the wood stove and this week my rather crafty hubby cut a hole in our roof and put in the piping for our stove. Wood heat is much cheaper for us and it is so much warmer. We look forward to nights spent reading and snuggling in front of the fire! Hopefully it will all be in place soon. Finding time to complete projects is definitely the hardest part for my hubby. He works full time and is a pastor too!