My girlfriend has a fireplace in her apartment and it is a great thing to have in a cold state. I have grown up in Colorado and as such have become accustomed to the cold. Nevertheless, each winter there is the cold streak that makes you yearn for summer as if it was the only thing that you could ever want. That happened this past winter when we were in a stretch of days that only had a high of negative five degrees. There were so many places that I would rather be. Nevertheless, we were able to get to be pretty comfortable using my girlfriend’s fireplace. The great thing about having it available was that it did not take too much to heat up her entire place.
I loved having it there because it kind of transported us to the mountains where we would go and have fun in the snow and enjoy all of the weather around us. I am really hoping to make sure that more and more this next winter, we have the ability to go up to the mountains. It is something that we both enjoy, so I want to try and make it up there frequently. Both of the places that we stay in the mountains have those beautiful views. I think that the best place that I like to go is Steamboat. There is nothing like sitting in a cabin and having a fire crackle around you. You can occasionally use the fireplace accessories and poke and prod the fire at will and it just continues to rage on. That actually reminds me of a poem that my dad would read to me all of the time called the story of sam mcgee.
Nevertheless, that is the great thing about the winter, but right now it is the summer and I am having a tough time of thinking about the winter when it is cold and it is always dark outside. Nevertheless, I guess that we have a few more months of really good weather and that is something that I am going to treasure. The one thing that I am going to have to do to prepare for the winter is to get my gas stove going. Doing so will allow for me to save some money because otherwise, I am probably going to be dependent on the electric heaters in my house and I do not think that those are going to be very efficient. I hope to be able to go and get something that is going to work a little bit better but I am not sure if I am going to have the extra money or anything like that. My hope is that I can do that sooner rather than later because right now is when all of the sales are happening. It is smart to stock up on stuff that you need for the winter right now when no one is thinking about the same stuff you are.