04/15: Last night (with the help of two trusty sidekicks, Jerry and Pat) the stone mantel was hung by the chimney with care. Pop's engineering worked out and it looks great. In other good news, it made it through the night (we checked on it this afternoon) without pulling the wall down - it is a heavy, heavy chunk of rock!
Also, yesterday the mudding and the finishing of the drywall was completed in both the house and the shed - it now looks like the insides have stripes!
Mom comes home tomorrow! It's been fun 'guest blogging' - Sara