What a mess! Part Deux.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

The whirlwind wedding week is over and I am back to work, but the hardest work is at home. We had a fireplace guru come look at our mess of a former fireplace and he suggested taking the whole thing out from the chimney on down. Soooo, we spent last night and this morning on the roof chopping through all the mortar and brick and have taken it down to ceiling level. I should explain that our house was built in 1958 with a low vaulted ceiling under a rubber membrane roof. There is basically NO INSULATION up there! Really handy when it’s 40 below.

This afternoon and tomorrow we will continue to chisel inside the living room. Needless to say, we have a hole in the ceiling six feet by three feet. Sure hope it doesn’t rain!

This little home improvement project has by far surpassed what we thought it would take—both in intensity and in cost. But we keep a picture of what we’d like it to look like handy so we can keep our eyes on the prize. I am sure that the reconstruction phase will go a lot smoother than the deconstruction phase. Or am I just the eternal optimist?
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    Oh yeah, for sure the reconstruction phase will go smoother. I'd get that pictured hanging up someplace where you can see it all the time! Just joking, you'll really enjoy the whole thing when it's done.
    3917 days ago
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    I'm sure it is going to be awesome. I envy your talent and your energy. Someday you are going to be sitting by that fire with a major grin on your face!
    3917 days ago
    i'm sure it will be beautiful when it's finished. it's probably safer to have your fireplace re-constructed all the way. it'll be a lot of hard work but you'll love the finished fireplace you have designed.

    3917 days ago
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