One of the things about being a homeowner is that not every project is pretty, or fun, but they all need to be done. Since it’s been getting colder here in VA (with the exception of yesterday’s freak 70 degree weather) Jesse and I have been lighting the wood stove in the evenings.
You can usually find me parked in front of the fire in the evening with a glass of wine and my laptop. I love to sit there and blog and watch tv (last week’s Grey’s anyone?!?). Something about a fire just makes everything so much more cozy and relaxing! But with fun comes work. Since we’re using the wood stove now we need to make sure that moisture, debris and critters aren’t in our chimney, the best way to avoid that is to install a chimney cap.
Installation was super easy, minus the being on the roof part. Jesse put in all of the bolts before climbing onto the roof so all he needed to do was tighten them around the chimney once he got up there.
After some twisting and shaking to make sure things were secure, and me holding my breath thinking he was going to fall, the cap was up and looking good. It’s almost like a little house on our house haha.
Now we sit back and enjoy our evening fires without worrying about setting a rogue squirrel on fire 😉
Any not so fun, but necessary projects on your agenda? Has anyone else been enjoying a warm toasty fire in the evenings?Tomorrow I’ll be continuing the Party Rockin’ series, I just had to skip yesterday because I could not wait to talk about meeting YHL! 🙂