When I woke up this morning and flipped on the news, I realized the temperature had plummeted last night.
It was now two degrees below zero.
YIKES, that is frigid! I dreaded stepping outdoors to take my little girl to school. Thank God for forced gas heat and fireplaces. I knew the heat would be kicking-on all day long.
Fortunately I had my fireplace cleaned and ready to go. The wood was stacked and the matches were close at-hand. Before I knew it, I was enjoying a cozy, blazing fire while I worked. Now I realize that a wood-burning fireplace is not for everyone.
Luckily for those who have them, but don’t want them, there are fireplace gas logs. You can alter your wood-burning fireplace and turn it into a gas unit. Then you’ll be enjoying a hot fire at the mere flip of a switch.
I think it’s all the hassles. As far as wood-burning fireplaces go, I suppose people don’t care to deal with the mess anymore. That’s why they turn to fireplace gas logs. You see, with a wood-burning unit, you have a few chores to take care of each winter.
First you have to purchase wood, unless you already have your own sources. Then comes the stacking just outside your home.
Be sure to cover it with a durable tarp so it doesn’t get wet. Wet wood doesn’t burn well and it smokes like crazy.
Next you’ll probably want a bin or stand to hold your …