So it’s about that time. Preparing for the holidays. In Michigan it gets bitter cold. So first things first…making sure I have lots of blankets. My biggest luxury is my heated blanket. It feels so amazing to be under. We are also getting our fireplace inspected. I have a feeling though that since the house is so old it will cost too much to bring it up to code. It’s an old gas fireplace and the gas line does not look like it’s up to code (but we will see). One thing I would love is to get the house professionally cleaned before the holidays but that will have to wait (budgets are tight this year). In the mean time I can still appreciate a good sale on a nice plush blanket.