I never thought I would care much for the finer things in life, but after the first week of fall in our new condo, I could undoubtedly get used to this! The place I’m currently calling home has a few of the finer things, which our roommate mostly demanded, but I played along because she’s our best friend, then among these finer things is an awesome fireplace in the residing room. To be honest, I’ve just thought this entire time it was some kind of space heating system in disguise, a fake fireplace that’s entirely just an electric block which lights up; But when I came up from work yesterday, there was a bit of a chill in the air, then not enough for me to want to turn on the gas boiler, so I figured what the heck, I’d deliver the new fireplace a try. Not only is it not a space heater, but it’s real fire! All I had to do was throw a light switch, and fire happened, but i was baffled; I’ve never seen anything like it. I grew up with wood burning fireplaces that were always a pain, but necessary when you had no currency to throw towards a higher heating bill. The gas fireplace lights via a pilot light, and according to our roommate it doesn’t even need electricity to turn on, then she says that has why she picked this place, so we could have heat in case we lose power while I was in the winter–which happens often where we live. I will never doubt her judgement again! Curling up with a glass of wine and a book by the fireplace is our new number one past time.