This is what was happening yesterday. And will be happening again today. The chimney is finally being re-bricked. It’s much more involved than I thought.
The local company we use is family owned, two brothers who are as honest as the day is long. I really like them. A great deal of work was done yesterday and today, about 75 bricks have to be put into place and then they’re done. Good thing, because we might have a thunderstorm later in the day.
Needless to say it was noisy and my car was hemmed in by their two big trucks, so I was stuck in the house, but really, I have nothing to complain about. They had to work outside in 93° heat and humidity. I was inside with the a/c going. Grateful this is finally being done.
No more blue tarp covering the chimney!
I managed to snag some bricks from the old chimney and they’re now stacked next to the porch. I can use them for garden borders.
Speaking of the garden:
Lordy, these roses are beautiful. (Homage to James Comey.)
I had another lucky, lucky eBay experience recently. I received an alert in my email telling me there was a Disney Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs egg cup up for auction. I clicked on the link and, once again, there was the ‘Buy Now’ option at a great price. I couldn’t believe my luck!
Yesterday, all the way from Quebec, this guy arrived in my mailbox:
Hey there, Grumpy. Welcome.
And here is that mark:
This one brings my dwarf count to four. That means I yet to find Sneezy, Sleepy and Happy. And the elusive Snow White.
As it is, I had to put Grumpy on another shelf because there’s only room for three of them per shelf (the one hanging in the den.) I may have to rethink where they live. Maybe they deserve their very own shelf?
I love these guys and they’re hard to find, which makes them very collectible.
High temps again today with a break coming tomorrow.