I was watching a show on TV the other night where there was an entire family sleeping out in the woods. They had to spread a blanket on the ground as well as it was where they lived for over three weeks while the father built their house. They were all so glad to finally walk into a cabin that looks like a barn would look today. They climbed up a ladder to get into their cabin’s upstairs room. There was a gorgeous fireplace that I would have enjoyed having in our living room. But I’m not sure I could survive back then. Bathing in a cold creek, sleeping on the ground, with just a fire in a pit, to supply me with heating. I do like having a small wood stove in our house, in the case of emergencies. Both of us live on top of a mountain and so without that wood stove, during the winter, we would be in trouble. When the wind blows really hard, we lose our power. Without the power, we don’t have a gas furnace running for our heating. The wood stove is able to supply us with some honestly fantastic heat, and it always flows back into the hallway to supply us with heating in the study rooms. But we don’t ever complain when we lose our gas furnace, because of the wood stove heating. And we know that our power will come back on, eventually, and so our gas furnace will be working again. Those people, sleeping in the woods, didn’t have a gas furnace to look forward to, but they did have a nice fireplace to go into the cabin for. The fireplace had to supply that tiny little cabin with a good amount of heating.