Tuesday, October 20, 2015

"Everybody must get stoned..." (Rainy Day Women #12 & #35)

Even though the title is from a Bob Dylan song, circa 1966 from the great double-album "Blonde on Blonde", it was NOT about getting high or "stoned" on drugs.  If you listen to the lyrics, it is talking about something more closely akin to the Biblical version of "stoning".  Today; however, I am talking about "none of the above", what I am talking about is associated with masonry.  They started on the inside fireplace today.

Here are a couple of pictures of the fireplace in progress, as well as a couple of other "stoners":

They began work on the fireplace this morning, and this is their progress
to lunch.  Taken from the foyer entrance to the Great Room.

This is taken from the kitchen, and gives some context for the work at hand.
One part of the stonework which is slow and slows the mason is that of
hauling the stone into the room.  It is big enough that only one piece at a
time can be carried by one man.

Not exactly stonework, but because the
electrician did not run the wiring to this
floor outlet earlier, a little jackhammer
was required to correct the error.

This is similar to a picture I took the other day, but as the stone and brick
all been powerwashed, it is easier to the dramatic effect of the clean-up.

The photo above is taken in the porte-cochere from the main house to the
two-car garage.  The colors are much more vibrant after the powerwash.

All "stoner" on this one, focused on a section of the wall in the
porte-cochere.

Taken from the street, through the pines and oaks...