Monday, November 26, 2012
Fireplace Glow with Angie
This is the time of year when we start having fires in the fireplace on the weekends. While searching for the Photo Hunt Fall photo I found this pretty picture of Angie from last Christmas. I was messing around with the camera and the lights off the tree made those little football shaped lights above her head.
As I was thinking about this picture of Angie, we had an interesting discovery about our fireplace. We happened to be burning a fire in it the whole weekend party for ambiance and partly just to take the chill off. Then Sunday we were cleaning out the ashes when we noticed that one brick was still pretty hot and it still smelled like smoke. After studying the brick for a while we realized it could be taken out. Lo and behold there was an ash box in the bottom of the fireplace loaded with ashes and old pieces of burning wood! We never knew it was there. The door to clean it out is in back of it in the furnace room. The previous owners had obviously been using it regularly since it's so full and they had not cleaned it out. Now that we know about it we can relax and have a nice fire again next weekend. Hoping to get some more cute pictures of Beau Beau and Angie.
BB, BB, and A