Wanna know why we bought this house?  This. This right here, is why we bought this house.

It was warm today and most of this has melted off by now, which is a good thing because I can't seem to solve the mystery of why, when I start a fire in the upstairs fireplace, the smoke backs up into the downstairs fireplace even though they have separate chimneys -- but not every time, mind you, only about a quarter of the occasions when I use it.  How does smoke go down?  I do not understand you, Magic Smoke. Hopefully this will be the last of the snow pictures for awhile.