Happy New Years, all!! I've had an eventful year what with moving and starting new things in life but I am glad that I was able to spend it in the virtual world with you lot.
At 1/1/11 12:51 AM, RydiaLockheart wrote:
Yeah, I was looking at the fireplace Malachy had...I think a space heater would do the trick just as well, but in Florida, unless you had one of those odd cold snaps, I doubt you'd need one. When I was living in Ohio, some people used those Amish wood-burning stoves. Seems they're decorative and functional as well. At home, we either use our heater or our fireplace. Here in my apartment I just rely on the central heat. Only problem is during blizzards it works overtime.
I'd never need the heat feature in Florida. Good god, I'm plenty comfortable during those "cold snaps" because I was used to cracking a window slightly at night to get the bed room nice and cool at night when I lived in New England. Then again, the stats on the fake fireplace mentioned being able to heat 400 sq. ft. which is like half my apartment, so if I stuffed it in the bedroom, I'd cook myself with that thing going with heat. I could probably make my own fake fireplace by putting a wood box around an old TV and putting a DVD of a real fire on loop.
My mom has this big old cast iron fire place in her tiny little house. She puts just 1 or 2 logs in it in the morning and it heats her house all day, often it gets so hot she has to open a bunch of windows. On the flip side, for my brother's small house in the middle of nowhere he got a wood stove that was a bit too small and it couldn't fit more than 1 or 2 logs and it didn't heat his place very well at all. At my last place I lived in we had this little gas fireplace with little iron fake logs inside that could heat the house and you could adjust the flame to look pretty but it would go through over $1000 of propane in a winter if you used it for primary heat. It did have a couple of slabs of soap stone which looks pretty and retains heat very well.
Seems my wedding stuff is coming together. A DJ is available and has expressed interest, I just need to make sure he can play ceremony music too. We decided on the menu at least.
I had a celtic band for my ceremony and while they were setting up and after they did their thing we just plugged an iPod up to the speakers. Just pick a loud and egotistical family member to handle the microphone for introductions and speeches before the entres and you're good to go. Don't sweat it though, I'm sure you'll be happy no matter what you choose.
At 12/31/10 10:56 PM, Korriken wrote:
the flame is an illusion. its not a real fire.
yes, I got the impression reading some of the descriptions that involved such statements as "patented 3D life-like flame" and reviews of "you can barely tell the flame ain't real!"