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This thanksgiving weekend we celebrated Gregg’s birthday, plus we cleaned out the old chimmy. We brought a small wood stove from Lowe’s for 179$ to place in the old fireplace. It was definely a “Mike Rowe” job for sure.
The day started with just me in the fireplace poking up the stack to get it clean & Gregg working on shelfs in the pantry. But after getting tons of old dirt & ash in my face I needed help. We were able to clean up most up it doing it that way. Then we had to bust up the ceiling in the other room to get access to the top of the chimmy to push the rest though.
Dust cover not only us from head to toe but the entire kitchen too. Had dust up our noses & in our ears & on our hair. At least we know we are close to getting the chimmy up & running very soon.
So today we did a few more things in the kitchen. Gregg wired a few plugs plus put a much needed light in the pantry and added a hallway light to the back stairs. We cleaned out the pantry so that we can tile the floor & start re-building the way we storage stuff in it. The only non kitchen thing we did was to cover up the outside of the A/C units for the winter.
Saturday we worked in the yard cleaning some branches out of the big maple tree plus we were finally able to clean off some of the vines from the cables that hold up one of the one of the electrical poles out on the sidewalk in front. We had to then drag it all out to the back behind the fence. We also started mulching some leaves to go around some of the trees.
Today we cleaned up the dog’s yard by raking and mulching the leaves & stuff up. We cleaned up a little in the dining room then started grouting the rest of the backsplash Gregg put up. We are really getting close to finishing the kitchen like Gregg wants but I think it will always be a some what work in process.
And what actually makes this weekend so special is that this is the first weekend in over 2 months were we didn’t have to be somewhere else.
Last week Gregg & his dad cleaned & organized the basement. This week because of the sudden snow storm we had half a tree come down. We started cutting it on Monday but they finished cutting up the rest of the tree on Tuesday. Though out the week Gregg has been continually working on finishing the backsplash & counter.