The last couple of days the stonework guys have been here working on completing the pointing. We've gone round and round on trying to match the new mortar to the old, and lo and behold, I think we finally did it.
They also completed the pointing on the ends of the fireplace. You can also see in this photo that they sanded down some of the sharp edges in the contrete hearth.
|And the other side...|
|Here you can see that they removed the chimney cap and I think it looks much better.|