Can't write too much today; my arm muscles are in blinding agony. On a totally unrelated note, I have finally and completely finished demolishing the entire chimney ... and I'm very proud of myself for how much outdoor stuff I accomplished this week, as I only fell once and the injury count is in the single digits. Emily had to do first aid only once, which has got to be some kind of miracle for the number of hand tools I've used over the last several days.
There was that one incident with the ladder, where for an instant I resembled that old poster of the kitten hanging from the branch, titled "Just hang in there!" Now I know how the kitten felt.