It looks as though chimineas have become a seasonal item. Now I really don’t understand why anyone would buy one of these, with the exception of someone like me, who likes to display holiday stuff on the wrong holidays. Where do you store this giant, hollow chunk of clay on the off-season? Provided there’s enough space to store him, he probably throws the plastic tarp to the side and has coffee with Mr. Pumpkinhead Chiminea and Santanea, as they wait patiently for the release of Miss Easter Rabbit.
Now I’m not sure what you think, but if this is a winter chiminea, how much use would anyone get out of it if it’s snowy and cold outside? I have a fire pit (non-themed) and I use it about 7-8 times a year. This is one of those items that don’t get used a lot. If I had really thought through it, I would not have bought the fire pit. Although it’s nice to have when I want to make s’mores, I don’t use it enough to justify owning one.
These are the changes I hope to make coming out of the challenge. I want to really think through all purchases, large and small, making good minimalist choices and buying things I will use. I have applied that to the used stuff I purchase and when I do get something, I use it. My hot tub is used about 70% of the time and has great family-time value. My freecycle lamp is fixed and now I have light in my dining room.
I hope Frosty enjoys the hot Texas weather or that he finds Karen, and she can get him on the train to the North Pole in time for the heat wave. Oh, and Professor Hinkle, good luck getting your hat off this Frosty.