Today we started to remove the chimney, and tore down most of the kitchen wall. There is already a huge difference in the amount of light that comes into the kitchen. Next week we have someone coming to patch the roof, so we'll disconnect the appliances that vent through the chimney and knock it down all together. I can't wait! I was jealous that Ben got to go on the roof, and I didn't, but with my ear condition, it's just not safe for me. Boo.