Do you have any idea how hard it is to get a fire started in a fireplace? I do. I sat in front of the stinking fireplace for about 2 hours today. I swear it was laughing at me.
Whaa ha ha ha… keep trying to get me going, I’m not going to start!
We haven’t been using that fireplace this year. It’s kind of a pain to have to stoke it all the time, but as some of you already know, we got a whopping $420 electric bill this month. Thank you TVA for raising your rates without notice to your customers. That electric bill is only $20 shy of taking my husbands entire paycheck for one week. Again, thank you TVA.
So yea… I used half a plastic grocery bag full of dryer lint and still no fire in the damn fireplace. I figured that now was the time to finally start burning some wood since the lows will be in the teens these next couple of days.
Here’s our 7 day forecast…
Anyone got any good idea on getting a fire started or maintaining said fire??? Anyone??? And don’t say invest in gas logs because then I’d have to kill you….