I am so thankful that even though this will probably be the hottest day of the year in Texas we were able to start getting this chimney down. Now its to a point where it can sit until next weekend and not be a problem if we get another storm like the other night. Also it will just help me sleep better. I will say it took hours- three of them just to get done what he did. We thought we could saw at an angle and take chunks, not the case you have to do it in some cases brick by brick. THen in the middle is cinder blocks all around the clay stuff- I have no idea what it is called. He made me so nervous.. I will post more pictures later. I don't think I have ever prayed so hard about something he has done in my life.
It will take probably another 2-3 hours to finish up the bottom half. He's too exhausted tonight. Going to take about $300 to replace the wood siding- a good share is rotten in various areas on this side. Then see those windows- well they are falling out of the side of the house so we are going to take them out and put doors there and eventually add a porch. I figure if we can get $1000- I have $700 already then we can do that whole thing. At least I was smart and put a piece of plywood along on of the windows, I can't tell you how many times he would throw a brick or it would drop and it hit that board. I am very very thankful for a great husband. He worked very hard today.