I don’t know if I mentioned along the way that our new house has a gas fireplace. I’m sure it was noticed in the pictures of the brick wall.
To say the fireplace has found favor since we moved in would be a gross understatement. Given that we moved in cold weather. We located our sofa — the only sitting space we have in the great room at the moment — across from the fireplace. My wife has turned on the fireplace every evening we’ve been home since we moved in, and camped on the sofa. Over the holidays, our children spread blankets on the floor and turned on the fireplace. On Christmas morning, we had the fireplace on while we opened presents. It is a central attraction in the great room.