We have fire!

As you know, we have a fireplace in our apartment and it definitely gets cold enough to justify it. We've had the firewood for quite a while now, but being that it's a bit harder to start a fire at this altitude because of the lack of oxygen, the large pieces of wood wouldn't catch. Last weekend we bought a hatchet so Ronnie could chop the wood into smaller pieces. Earlier this week, we finally had the time at home to actually enjoy a fire so Ronnie gave it a shot and it was a success! This is what it looked like when it first got started:
And this is what it looked like once it was really going.
Ronnie was so proud. It was great having the fire going while we watched our shows and I loved the scent it filled the house with. Next time we must get marshmallows!

In other news, last night we went to dinner with an new Embassy employee that we're sponsoring. He's from California and he will be here for 2 years. He arrived last night and his girlfriend should be arriving in early 2008. We went out to dinner with him and on the way home I drove for the first time! I was a little nervous for 2 reasons. 1) the car is a much bigger than I'm used to and 2) the roads are filled with random potholes and you never know when someone is going to pull out or walk out in front of you. The streets were pretty dead since it was after 10 p.m., which is the only reason I agreed to give driving a try. I got us home in one piece and we had no problems. I think the worst part was trying to back the car into the tiny (well, it seemed tiny) parking space.


Mom said...

Good job Ronnie!

Shawn said...

I feel you on the driving, Michelle. Driving in a foreign country has got to be one of the most intimidating things you can do. I've been to two foreign countries that had very different driving styles and in both places, I wanted nothing to do with it.

Grandma said...

The fire looks great,sounds like your getting use to it over there, Pretty soon you will be driving Ronnie to work and you will be keeping the car to get all over. I'm so happy for you.
Love Grandma xoxoxoxoxoxo

Sof said...

Great way to keep your buns warm! Hope you guys have a great weekend away & can't wait to read about it & see the pictures.

Love you mucho! xoxo :o)

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