Showing posts with label finances. Show all posts
Showing posts with label finances. Show all posts

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Baby It's Cold Outside

And, the electrical central heat is running continually. So, it is time to turn on the pilot light of the propane fireplace because I believe it is less expensive to heat the house.
And I sure want to keep my Little Snuggle Bug warm enough. She just came in from being outdoors and I haven't taken her little pink hoodie off yet. She went straight to the fireplace. It is such a good and cozy place to be on a cold evening.

Ever since I replaced my wood burning stove about ten years ago I have been so very happy with the propane heat in the wintertime. The house warms up in no time at all. It has a blower and thermostat control which I am very happy about purchasing extra.

I always enjoyed having a fireplace and the smell of the wood burning. But, I do not miss the buying, stacking, carrying of the wood and then the cleaning and disposing of the wood ash. I am happy that I no longer contribute to the threatened air quality. There are still a lot of people that use wood in their fireplaces here in the mountains. I have full understanding because it is less expensive. Installation of the propane line and new fireplace can be costly.

I refinanced my mortgage several years back so I could afford some upgrades of this 1972 built house. It is a very good house, well built, great location and "has good bones" as they used to say! I certainly do not live in a fancy home but it sure is cozy. I am truly blessed to have had the foresight in buying this house 22 years ago. And, most importantly - - - staying put. I have lived in this home longer than any other place. After having to rent and live many places in over twenty years prior I am truly blessed. It certainly was a challenge to save for the down payment but the rewards and return on the money has been unmeasurable!

HOME SWEET HOME - - - Winter 2013

I hope you are staying warm, cozy and dry.

Mary

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