I was not home all day and when I got back I had to go split kindling wood, to get the fire going. So, you ask why the fire went out in the first place? It is rather simple... nobody wanted to go outside to get firewood! I had also just split a bunch of kindling wood the other day, knowing I always need it since everybody always lets it go out. Well, that was burned so that nobody had to go and get real firewood. To add insult to injury, not only was my kindling burnt... but the ash I had off to the side was gone too! I always keep about 5 pieces of nice knot-free ash logs to the side, those are the pieces I split into kindling. Since it was gone, I had to split the stuff that had all of the knots in it.
As it is now, I am the only one who is consistent at keeping the fire going while home, the only one that brings in firewood, the only one who wakes up twice a night to feed the fire, the only one that splits kindling, the only one to clean out the ash, and the only one who can lite the fire without smoking up the whole basement. This got me thinking... who takes over these chores at your houses?
Ok, my little rant is over.