Living life with my new fireplace

For many years now I have lived alone in my 4 bedroom house.

The children have grown up and have fled the nest and the love of my life has passed 5 years ago.

I don’t do much these days besides read a good novel, usually mystery, in front of my fireplace or sit out on my porch if the weather permits it. I’m a simple man who has enjoyed all the pleasures of life so I don’t ask for much. My son and daughter will call me once a week to see how things are doing and I may see them every couple months but they both moved across the country. I have done a little remodeling since I have tons of free time since I retired. I have installed a new hot water boiler, put new floors in and cleaned up the basement which is still a work in progress. I almost had an HVAC expert come out and redo some of my heating updates but I have the time. Money really isn’t the issue but I learned a lot more about heating after retirement. I know to check my furnace filters here and there although I rarely use them but I’ll still look at them at least once a month. Outside of that I will venture to the market and visit some old friends maybe once every other week. We just talk about football or old school sweethearts. We keep talking about getting out and trying golf but I don’t think we’ll ever do that. Like I said I’m a simple man so life has been good.

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