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We have a fire!

It's actually quite awesome. I know, we sound like total novices, but this would be an official first time ever that any of us had actually built a fire on U.S. soil.

To witness this monumental event, we had my parents, my husband's parents, and our children present for the event. I wanted to do it while the kids are awake, in case of any issues, like excessive smoke, fire department visit, etc.

There was no need to worry - the chimney worked like a charm. I mean, after all, it was built 126 years ago, and has been serving the House since then.

So, we enjoyed the roaring fire and warmth it provided. We went quite quickly through the meager firewood supplies, so hubby went out and got some of that. Without having to be told. And he got a poker set. Again, without having to be asked. We were all quite shocked, but it passed.

Now, we are looking forward to a cozy winter.


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