That's my good looking thumb, measuring the space for a gas-insert fireplace. We've got a good old fashioned wood fireplace, but the EPA won't let us burn wood here. So we're spending Jacob's college fund (he's not going anyway) on a gas fireplace!
Honestly, it's finally gotten cold here. Like negative-teens-in-the-morning cold. Wind chills of negative 30. Good stuff. So cold that the boiler/heater at Carrie's elementary school blew a gasket. We eat it up...when we're outside and skiing.
But when we're inside, man, our house is cold! So as we shovel our driveway twice a day as the snow piles up, think warm thoughts, like this: