We are getting ready to buy a new house, but one of the things on my list that I really want is a fireplace.
My husband really couldn’t care less about getting a fireplace in the new house, but I think that it’s because he didn’t grow up with a fireplace in his house when he was a kid.
I, however, had a gas log fireplace in the living room 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 house making everything feel more magical. My husband just doesn’t get that, and I know that it’s because he grew up in a totally different part of the country where the weather never even started cooling off until the middle of January each year. He barely ever even had to use a furnace in his house at all when he was growing up, much less have to worry about having a fire in the fireplace to warm the place up. He is way more concerned about finding a new house with a state of the art, high efficiency central air conditioning system installed in it already. I guess that makes sense when you think about it. He grew up in a climate where he was always in need of a properly working air conditioning system. I guess it would only make sense that he now wants a house where the A/C isn’t going to give him any problems during the hot summer months.
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