News and updated pictures from daughter Jeni showing their home in Denver and their new Orley fireplace insert.
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2008 6:01 AM
Yes it is a new Orley Stove with a fireplace insert. All our fireplace was putting out was smoke. When we’d burn a fire we wouldn’t feel any heat at all. We’ve been looking for months and finally found one on Craigslist. The person we bought it from was the original owner and kept it in excellent condition. We bought it Saturday. On Sunday Dwayne’s dad came over at about 10 am and they had it installed by 1 pm. We started a fire in it and it heated the whole upstairs up wonderfully. It will help with our gas bill too so it was a great addition to our home. Our next project is the back entry way. We are going to tile it. There really shouldn’t be carpet there anyways. It’s stained from walking in from outside and we want tile there instead. We have a lot to do still to the house. The upstairs bathroom needs new flooring too. The downstairs we are planning on building a bar (one pic mentions that) and eventually we will re-carpet down there and paint too. I’ve also been making a plan in my head for the office area. Building bookcases in that area and a built in desk too is what I’ve been thinking about. Oh well, we figure we have 30 years to get all the things done that we want so we’ll take it one thing at a time. Oh, and I didn’t even mention outside.
Anyways, I need to get to work now.
p.s. Did you send Bob the link too for the pics?
Beautiful, Jeni, thanks for sharing!