It's starting to warm up again. I let the fireplace go out last night. There's no more wood in the small box on the porch. Soon we'll know whether we can take the box off the porch, thoroughly clean the porch, and think about applying another coat of paint. It was a pretty long and relatively harsh winter, and the paint from last fall is chipped in many place. It's probably best to repaint before the long summer days start baking the wood again.