Did I scare you! Sorry. We got a fireplace and chimney this week! Yay! The Acme Brick crew came out and it took three days to finish the whole thing. Jim wanted an ISOKERN fireplace and I had to look that one up. It’s a brick material fireplace that contains lava rock. It comes in pieces and they put it together on site. It reminded me of playing with Legos. Verrrrry heavy Legos. Here are the pictures of the process.
As the bricks went up and up I started to get nervous watching the scaffolding rise with so much weight on it.
Toward the end, a little guy was on the roof stacking the heavy pieces by himself. I took this picture, but then went inside the Pink House. I couldn’t watch any more.
When they finished it was fun to see how this side of the house was going to look. I love the three little graduated windows that follow the stair well. I’ll use these to keep a close eye on my neighbor Irl. You really gotta watch that guy!
The final day, they put the brick inside the fireplace. I had a choice of herringbone and I think most people like that, but I thought the subway pattern was a little more old-fashioned. What do you think?
I love these high windows on either side. Since this wall looks out on to my neighbors carport we put them higher so we wouldn’t be looking at their cars and boat. Mind you, Martha and Irl have two lovely cars and a cute boat, but I much preferred to view the sky and trees instead. Call me crazy. Plus you just can’t have too many surveillance windows to keep tabs on “you know who.”
Finally I was happy to get front steps this week. They have a slightly steep rise, but nothing too uncomfortable. It couldn’t be helped since there was precious little room for them. They actually touch the sidewalk.
So this is what my casa looks like as of the close of the week. We are so happy how it’s turning out. If you’re walking by please feel free to go inside and poke around. There’s a broom and trash can if you’re in the mood. 🙂