I'd had it on my to do list for 6 years...getting rid of a huge, black, iron stove directly in front of the living room fireplace. Roque and Joe came over Saturday morning with a truck and some kinda of 'hoist deal' and carted off that unused and unloved stove...WHEEEE....

Next step is to CLEAN, paint, and pretty up the focal area of the house. Now, there is a lovely, working fireplace...I think! As luck would have it, we'd just had a dead cottonwood tree cut down so there was plenty of wood for the newly discovered fireplace. All I need do is ASK my husband, Bob, to get him to fire up his chainsaw. A boy and his toys...incidentally, does ANYONE want the rest of this tree?