There are some in this world who do not need or want a fireplace. Those people don't ever, or hardly ever, get snow on the ground. Those people don't know what they're missing.

Top ten reasons I love my new gas fireplace:

  1. I can create fire with the touch of a button instead of hopefully setting up the pyre properly so it lights a fire the first time.
  2. The cats are so happy and compliant and floppy when it is on. In fact, Smeagol is waiting for the fire to light right now.
  3. I don't have to worry about burning down my house because of a faulty chimney.
  4. It's a touch of button to go to bed instead of planning when to put the last log on the fire.
  5. The new fireplace looks really pretty and opens up the living room even though there is no actual new floor space.
  6. Cleaning all the wood out of the garage to create a lot more space.
  7. I don't have to sweet talk my dad into chopping firewood and making kindling for me.
  8. The chimneys don't have to be replaced. Mason work is expensive.
  9. There aren't ashes everywhere when I'm trying to clean it, add more wood, or make a new fire.
  10. It gives off more heat than the wood fireplace and it's a constant amount.
But I still miss the smell of the wood and the sound of crackles and pops as it burns.

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