Just one photo for you today. The guys didn’t take pictures and I wasn’t there. I don’t think it was a very long day for them, as really they just had finishing touches and some clean up to do (extra bricks, mortar, etc). Its a beauty (don’t mind the crooked bar at the top its not attached). The opening is finished, and we have a ledge.
You can definitely tell that the brick around the door opening is not an original but I am hoping the it will fade and blend in. One day we might paint the exterior as well. One day.