Here’s my new outdoor fireplace! We had a nice fire last night using some of the firewood we had left over from camping last year.
I bought 4 new sidewalk-like patio stones to make the area square – no idea why they didn’t buy and put in those extra 4 stones before. They were heavy as hell. They still need to be adjusted to be perfectly flat, but I need J. to help me because I was killing my back trying to lift them and shove dirt in the right place to flatten them.
Today we have a fun match dog show to go to. I got up at 6:30 and now Monty is groomed. He isn’t too hard since he doesn’t have a thick long coat yet. I decided not to bath him since it’s only a fun match. Unfortunately the jeans I was going to wear today finally gave out during yard rearranging yesterday with a big hole so I either have to come up with something in my closet or run to the mall before we head out for noon.
OK what is the deal with the fire permit?
The fire inspector came to check out my yard and fireplace while I was at work and left a fire permit good until May 1st 2007 in my mailbox. I got to speak to him on the phone so he asked me about my smoke detectors, but for most people they are using the opportunity to check the fireplace to conduct an inspection for smoke detectors because they just beefed up that law.
The fire permit says things about not burning after 11pm, not in fog or rain, burning only clean wood, not burning fuels or painted wood, having a hose nearby, and never leaving it unsupervised – that kind of thing.