I turned on the fireplace for the first time of the season yesterday. It was nice to have a warm, cheery fire going. The first time we use is also a bit depressing, however. It’s not “cold” yet. But, it’s a lot colder than it has been. We know that summer is gone and won’t be back until next year. We are still hoping for a warm fall, which, so far, does not appear to be likely. And, sadly, it’s not much fun when it’s too cold to go out and play.