my poor broken hearth

WAAAAHHHHHHH my fireplace doesn’t work!! WAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!

So I bought a house that was built in 1927 and is in surprisingly good shape for its age, if I do say so myself. The downstairs bathroom and kitchen were updated right before I bought it, and we added a master bathroom upstairs (and by we I mean the contractors) which I got to design the way I wanted, so in a lot of ways the house is perfect. And it still has that old house charm that drew me to East Nashville in the first place.

Well, sometimes that charm isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. When a structure has existed for 80+ years, sometimes things get neglected. And apparently this is what has happened to my fireplace. Sad face.

I had a chimney sweep come to my house yesterday, and he was a fabulous dancer.

i made the penguins stay outside

But he told me that our chimney needed $4,000 worth of work done in order for it to no longer be a “major fire hazard.” Thanks for the emphasis. Soooo looks like we won’t be having any fires this summer! I know, you’re probably wondering why I had a chimney inspection at the beginning of the summer, but it’s only because I hadn’t gotten around to it this winter and I found a Groupon a few months ago for a sweepin’!

the culprit. don’t mind the kissing pets in the corner.

While I can’t say I was surprised at the prognosis, I was rather upset. I mean, who doesn’t love a good fire?

ohh yeah. who’s that standing next to it, you ask? no one. don’t worry about it.

I can’t help it, I’m a December baby, I love winter, I love snow, I love fires. They told me my fireplace would work when they sold me the house, and now I feel lied to :(. And cold inside, knowing that it will probably be a long time before my fireplace will be able to warm me up. Yes, I do know that it’s 90 degrees outside. But still. It’s the principle of the matter.

“you’re gonna be okay, kiddo.”

Kitty was quite concerned and glad to offer his help. Or he may have been hungry.

I have other stuff to tell you, photography to show you, a celebrity citing, some food, but I’ll leave that for tomorrow. Today I just wanted to complain. Enjoy your Thursday.