I was a bit let down that the new stove was gas-powered.
My brother keeps asking me to come visit. Recently he had a guest house built on his land. I’d love to visit but he lives in the North. I’ve been insisting that I would visit next summer. Finally, he sent me a picture of the stove fireplace in the guest house. He said he had wanted to surprise me with it but since I didn’t want to come up in the winter, I had spoiled the surprise. Oops. You see, growing up, grandpa had a stove fireplace just like that. We would always go up to his house and spend Christmas playing in the snow. When we got cold enough, we would come back inside and snuggle up next to the stove fireplace to warm up. The little stove kept the whole home nice and warm but the closer you got to it, the warmer you were. I started booking travel arrangements to visit my brother immediately. Once I arrived at his house, I saw the new stove fireplace in the guest house. He surprised me by telling me that this one is gas powered. The one grandpa had needed firewood and we had to chop the firewood first. I was a bit let down that the new stove was gas-powered. However, after staying a few days, I became thankful that I didn’t have to chop wood. Hunting with my brother and then coming home to the nice worm stove fireplace brought back a lot of memories. I told him he better get used to seeing me up here every year. I think I’m going to make a tradition of going up north every Christmas again.