It's still cold outside but we aren't using the lovely fireplace.
For one, we went cheap and didn't have a remote firestarter installed. So now we find we need a wrench to turn on the gas to start the realistic looking logs.
Oh well. Too many house fires this winter around and at least one from a fireplace box.
We never go in the living room anyway. Our living room(s) are the bedroom, kitchen and computer room.