Phase II of the half-bath project is underway. T and I spent Sunday dismantling a defunct chimney. He said this was "the worse job yet" and "can we buy a real house now?" Granted it was a 90 degree full humidity day and he had his head stuck in the attic removing bricks one by one with a hammer and a crowbar.
I had the fun job of throwing bricks out the 2nd floor window and then schleping them all to the rubble pile. It was very hot and dirty work but we got the chimney more than half way down.
The bricks have a wonderful smoky charred smell reminiscent of many chimney fires.
Here are some lovely photos: