A couple of weeks ago, I heard at knock at the door. When I went to check, there was a big box on my deck; I instantly panicked. I thought I was a victim of identity theft! I knew I didn't order anything wacky or oversized. It turns out it was an early birthday present, a really practical one.

So, check out the Fire Cube!

My mother was thinking it would be bigger but it's the perfect size. It has two heat settings and the low one is pretty substantial. Unless it gets bitter cold out, which of course it will, I may never use my central heat again. Unfortunately, there will be no roasting of marshmallows or chestnuts.