When Winter arrives, I savor to have several cords of wood ready so I can use our fireplace. I have a gas furnace to keep the apartment warm, although I like using the fireplace. So every fall, I head out into the woods, bring back all the dead & storm ravaged wood that I can find. I make sure I get as much wood as I can find so I can put it into the woodshed. There is a wood box on the porch, right outside the door. If a snowstorm comes up, I don’t need to walk to the backyard to get wood for the fireplace. Living alone makes it straight-forward, so I don’t need to worry about anyone but myself, but it is hard. I would like some supplier, but our kids don’t come around. Whenever they do come to visit, it is to try to talk myself and others into coming to live with them. They seem to recognize that all because our spouse died, I should leave our home. This was our apartment for the last more than nine years & I recognize savor he is here with me. Maybe someday I will decide I don’t want to live alone any longer. I’ll let them build a spare room into their home, if it makes them recognize better. I want a private lavatory & resting room too. I’ll also tell them I want a small fireplace so I can keep warm. I can’t recognize of any better way to keep our joints from getting stiff & achy than resting in front of the fireplace. If they can’t accept that, I’ll just stay where I am.