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So, being busy with work and travel sports, we haven't really paid much attention to the chimney. Well, that and the fact that it was covered most of the time. In any case, they uncovered it today, and needless to say, this is NOT what we expected to see.
Both hubby and I had this nagging suspicion that the chimney was looking a little too slender. That's because it was. The contractor has taken upon himself to rebuild the chimney not like it was, but what they thought it should be. Note to reader, if you ever drive by our house, you will notice that the chimney is a rather unique and rather distinct architectural feature on our house. And it's original shape balances the house well. The new shape, let's just say, did not.

The situation got pretty ugly pretty fast, I am sorry to say. To the point that my usually calm and collected husband chased the workers of the property when they tried to collect the tools and take down the scaffold, and told them to tell their boss to call us ASAP, as he was not returning our calls or emails. We both felt bad after, as they only did what they were told, but still... to be continued...


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