And two choices for dealing with it:
Go fetch some kindling for The Chimney Box, a steel contraption that indeed has a chimney but, more importantly, has a fire inside of it, available online now.
This is like a fire pit. But instead of billowing smoke everywhere and worrying forest-fire-preventing bears, it’s a big, handmade box that makes things feel much more backyard-appropriate.
You’ll build fires. Those fires will warm you and a comely companion. And if you’ve never uttered the phrase “adult s’mores party,” now is your time.
It’s got a set of wheels and is fully portable, so you can bring it to any situation that could be improved by enclosed flames. Like making large-format daiquiris on roof decks. Or holding whole-pig barbecues at lake houses. Or telling ghost stories in a circle on a generously proportioned boat.
Thanks, unseasonably cool summer nights.