The real reason I love the cooler weather that is finally coming in: fires in the fireplace. It was finally cold enough to have one over the past weekend! Hooray! One reason we got this house was because it has a fireplace AND a woodburning stove. After we signed the lease, we found out the fireplace has a tricky damper on it, and we may smoke out the house if we use it. So that's not great. But we still have the woodburning stove, so Brian stacked it up with kindling, and started a nice roaring fire. It really warmed up our chilly damp house, and we all gathered around with popcorn to watch the crackling licks of flames.