Finally, after years of waiting, I think we are finally going to be able to get the fireplace that I’ve always wanted.
I have been dreaming about getting a fireplace for a long time now, actually ever since I moved out of my parents’ house almost five years ago.
We never had a fireplace when I was growing up, but I always wanted one. I had a friend in high school who had a gorgeous fireplace at her house with a mantel and a hearth made of riverstone. I remember sitting by the fireplace in the winter and reading whenever I would stay the night over at my friend’s house. I remember thinking about how much I wished I had a cozy fireplace like hers in my own house, but the house that I grew up in just wasn’t equipped with a fireplace or with space to put one. I never stopped wanting one, though! Now, I’m married and my husband and I have been talking for the past couple of years about putting in a fireplace in our house. We have plenty of room for a fireplace now, but for some reason the builders didn’t include one when they first built the house. I think every single house that’s built these days should be equipped with a fireplace in it. We talked to our local HVAC company who also specializes in gas fireplaces and wood burning fireplace inserts. I think that once we get it installed this year, we are really going to love it. I just can’t wait.