I've been talking about getting a fire pit for a long time, and recently I got an estimate from a contractor who was doing some other work for me. Hmm. OK. I can do that. So I gave him a down payment for materials, and he built it last week. We let it cure for a few days and gathered firewood, which we have a lot of from pruned and shed branches from our oak trees, and Monday evening we toasted marshmallows, even though it was still hot. (It's cooler now.) Can't wait to do that again and cook hot dogs, etc. (Note: Need more skewers.) It's fun just standing around and looking at it, especially in the dark when the red coals glow like jewels.