It's been a dream to own a fireplace and now it is here.
Although we purchased the house two years ago, the house inspector had trouble starting the fireplace and told us not to do anything until a fireplace store had come to do an inspection and tell us how it operated. Chim Cherie (yes, they sweep chimneys) came and made a quick diagnosis:
It's a gas fireplace from the 80s.
They lit it with a long-nose firelighter and a turn of the floor key. Voila! We are ready for our Christmas theme: A French Reveillon that includes a French trivia quiz.