Both of us are getting ready to buy a new house, however a single of the things on my list that I legitimately want is a fireplace.
My partner legitimately could not care less about getting a fireplace in the new house, even though I think that it’s because she didn’t grow up with a fireplace in her apartment when she was a kid.
I, but, had a gas log fireplace in the kitchen when I was growing up, and I think that it helped make all of my holidays a little bit more magical and memorable back when I was growing up. I think that there’s nothing more magical than having a fire in the fireplace over the holidays, when your Christmas tree is up and all of the little twinkly lights are hung around the apartment making everything recognize more magical. My partner just doesn’t get that, and I recognize that it’s because she grew up in a totally weird part of the country where the weather never even started cooling off until the middle of December each year. She barely ever even had to use a gas furnace in her apartment at all when she was growing up, much less have to worry about having a fire in the fireplace to moderate the locale up. She is way more distraught about finding a new apartment with a state of the art, high efficiency central a/c idea installed in it already. I think that makes sense when you think about it. She grew up in a temperature where she was constantly in need of a regularly working air conditioner. I think it would only make sense that she now wants a apartment where the air conditioning system isn’t going to give him any concerns while in the sizzling summer time weeks.