The fireplace mantle had been removed before I could take this picture.
I've been busy doing a few things in my daughter's new house but the big thing has been the contractor removing the fireplace.
It took a lot of, hammering, chiseling, and prying, to get the stone off of the fireplace
the 1st question should be, why would anyone want to remove a fireplace ? After all a fireplace is a coveted edition to most Colorado homes. But in this particular case the fireplace was in the middle of a room and blocked up the view from the kitchen to the living room and since my daughter wanted to be able to see the kids playing in the living room and the television that's in the living room, the fireplace had to go.
Fireplace almost ready to haul away
And go it did. After 3 days the contractors are putting finishing touches on the job and the kitchen and living room now look huge. There's still some flooring work to do and there considering replacing the existing carpet and covering the area where the fireplace used to be with that.
Removing the fireplace allows the living room to be seen from the kitchen
The weather in Denver has been mostly like summer since I've been here but that's supposed to change this weekend and its going to get a little chilly. They're saying the snow level in the mountains should come down to around 7000 feet so it won't affect Denver because Denver is only a mile high, but it will bring the temperatures down some.
I still don't know when I'm going to leave here, the weather's been nice, I have a free place to Park, and I'm being well fed. At this rate it may take a snowstorm to force me to get on I 25 and head south.