What is left of the upstairs fireplace as of Monday night.
What was left of the basement fireplace as of Monday night.
To celebrate our success with the fireplace removal, we went to a Twin's Game on Tuesday night with Scott and Megan! We started out at Kierans, the best place for a happy hour before the game, and then enjoyed a beautiful night at Target Field with an amazing and definately unexpected win by the Twins!
After having fun on Tuesday night, there was no more time for fun and relaxtion the rest of the the week. We still had more fireplace work that had to be done. We needed to get as much taken down as possible, so that we could remove the entire chimney on Saturday and get the holes patched up. So, Friday afternoon, Dan rented a jackhammer and went to town!
The scatter in the pic is from all the dust that was flying around.
This whole project has been crazy messy!
Friday night we were lucky enough to go to ANOTHER Twin's Game!!
There was a Thrivent event, and Mark and Jen gave us tickets, and we got to sit in a Skyline Suite! It was an awesome night to watch the game from a suite, since it was kind of rainy and cold. Plus, we got beer and hotdogs! Can't beat a Dome Dog!
Thanks Mark & Jen!
At the Harmon Killebrew statue, a bunch of people had left flowers and signs as
a memorial to him. It was really touching to see this...I had to fight my tears!
Mark and Dawn came to the game with us too, and we had a nice time socializing with them!
Justin Morneau is my favorite Twin's player ever since I met him at The St. Paul
Hotel after a Wild game last November. He was super nice, and gave me his autograph
on a Wild ticket. And he was really friendly to all of us, and gave Dan and Scott
multiple high fives and fist bumps throughout the night. My bro Dave likes him a lot too, so I took this picture so he could be jealous that we were all at Target Field and he was missing out in CO!
The Twins managed to piss away their 4-0 lead in the last few innings. So, unfortunately, no Win that night. But, there was a nice firework show after the game, and we all had a great time!
We got home pretty late, and we kinda wiped out from the week of fun and all the chimney work. But, got up EARLY on Saturday to start the next phase. We had people coming over to help us with the chimney and needed to be ready for everything! That meant that Dan needed to climb on the roof and start work on the chimney up there, and I needed to go to the grocery store and buy doughnuts to feed all of our helpers! Both equally important jobs.
Fortunately, all of Dan's hard work during the past few weeks, had paid off, within a couple of hours, the upstairs part of the chimney was down! It was so amazing to see it fall at once!
Dan busting out the final pieces, and a view from the house!
Mark, Jen and Dave helping us clean up the mess after the demo.
A view from the outside after the chimney was removed.
Mark working on building some temporary walls.
The hole has finally been patched and sealed. Just MINUTES before the rain and hail started!
Fortunately, we were able to get all the chimney stuff cleaned up and the hole in the house sealed just minutes before the rain and hail started. Talk about perfect timing! I was so glad to be finished! We are so thankful for everyone's help with this project!!
The rest of the weekend we were pretty lazy. We spent several hours on both Sunday and Monday cleaning the house...the dust from the brick is everywhere. Poor Dan is super sore and still exhausted, but we are glad to have that first milestone of our project finished up. I'm beginning to think our remodel for September is actually going to happen! Yeah!
Back to the grind tomorrow...thank goodness it's only a 4-day week though! Hope you had a nice Memorial Day Weekend too!