Finally we have a spare moment to update you on our progress! This last week has been quite busy. We got our first two customers for the business! We also spent quite some time getting the stone hearth to try and fit. Marty's look in this photo says it all: "I've moved this stone a million times!"
It took nearly a whole day's work on Monday just to get the hearth area flat. I used a lime mortar mix and got it pretty flat by hand. When we tried the stone today, it moved around - so we used a flat board to scrape the high points down a little. It worked wonderfully! The hearth area couldn't be much flatter. Only problem was, the stone itself isn't quite flat, so it still moved around. Some creative scraping and filling later..
Ta Da! I swear, we were about to go crazy just before it finally fit perfectly! ;)
(Excuse our grungy appearance!! We're working! hehe)
The stone in place - finally! It only took 9 days.. it deserves a second pic!
Now for the bonus part! We had a friend, Glenn, come round and help Marty move the Bakers Oven into place tonight! It's a heavy little thing, thank goodness he helped!
Now for the exciting one:
Isn't it spiffy?! The flue isn't attached yet, so that is a job for tomorrow. We're both thrilled to bits to finally have it in! Can't wait to light it up and see what she can do. It'll mean we might spend some more time inside rather than out in the shed by the potbelly stove. ;)
Until next time! (Hopefully tomorrow, with pics of the Bakers Oven all fired-up.)