Monday, November 9, 2009

Chimney Sweeps

After a couple of chimney fires last year (very scary, especially since Paul was never home), we decided we should clean out the chimney before we started building fires to stay warm this year.
Everyone wanted to climb on the roof to help.
Quentin & Paul are running the brush through the chimney.

Quentin cleaning the cap.

Clean chimney.

Getting back on the ladder to go down was scarier than coming up.

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