Growing up, one of my very favorite memories is sitting around a fire with my Dad.
I spent time with him in the summers but even in the July heat he would start a fire in his fire pit and we would sit a comfortable distance and gaze into it while eat Pizza Hut pizza on a Friday night.
We would always have a fire when we would camp. In fact, he started a fire in order to cook my very first rainbow trout. It was the only fish we caught but he cleaned it and prepared it just for me.
I have always desired a fireplace and when we moved into this house I was giddy to finally have one. The problem is, it's a gas fireplace meant for aesthetics only. Our utilities here are so high already, I couldn't justify running it just for looks.
My friend Katie R. suggested we install a blower because they had and really enjoy it.
So I set out to find more information. I watched a YouTube video and read up on our specific fireplace. It is compatible with a blower and even has a plug in for power. YAY!
I shopped a little and found a great deal in an eBay store. $60 delivered.
It came today.
I am so thankful. Such a small thing, but so meaningful to me. Makes my heart warm on this cool morning.