Wednesday, October 24, 2007

I'm a Happy Camper!

We've lived in our house for four-and-a-half years now, and the gas fireplace has never worked properly. Dan was able to light it the first year - with great effort - but for the past three it sat idle and non-functioning. Our many attempts at finding someone to work on it proved futile. It took us awhile, but eventually we came to realize that fireplace shops aren't interested in servicing units they didn't sell in the first place.

I was determined that this year we'd have the fireplace functional for the winter months. Someone suggested that we contact a plumber instead of the fireplace specialists, so that's what I finally did. Thanks to Aardvark Plumbing, who sent someone out this afternoon, we now have a warm and cozy hearth. And, yes, I am a happy camper!

Here's a picture, looking from our dining area, through the lit fireplace (which is glass on three sides) into our family room. And as a BONUS, you can even see the red leather sofa!

All that's missing, now, is a rainy day, a good book and a cup of cocoa.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sounds like an entry for Angie's List in your area; good customer service needs to be rewarded. We had problems with ours, too, but luckily the other firm in town will service something they didn't install.

Kathy's Mike

Anonymous said...

WOW....it looks like such a beautiful fireplace...too bad it took this long to get it repaired!! And your red couch look terrific! Good job!

Come on up...I can provide...almost at a moment's notice...the RAIN, book, and cocoa. You may not be able to SIT and read that book because I have my own Sweetpee and Sweetpoo here a lot.

XXOO,
Gloria

Linda said...

Gloria, I'd love to take you up on that sometime :-) But right now I am chained to a desk at UNM every morning. Makes it hard to get away. And when they do turn me loose, I always seem drawn to Sweetpea!