First you remove the window on the wall.
Actually, first you pick out a few pieces of slate:
You have to cut a hole in the eve hanging over your backporch:
Unknown unknowns emerge:
For a few weeks, you'll have a hole in your house. You can sing "There's a hole in my house that can only be filled by you..." by Extreme to your husband during that time.
Here's what it looks like from the other side:
You'll need to put a hole in your roof for a chimney:
And then you need to build it:
Here's another shot, taken from the deck of the playhouse:
Only don't forget to take down the old chimney:
And throw away the refuse:
Patch up that hole:
Did I mention the hole in the house? Here it is with some framing:
And the fireplace arrives:
It has some sort of catalytic converter. It has some sort of EPA approval.
Put some cement board around it and start bricking it:
But wait! Free firewood listed all over Craig's List! [Added: You'll have to chop it down and make a place to store it.]
Aw, come on! I can't take the dust anymore:
OK. I'll take Emma to her party. Meet us later for cake. And when I get home:
Yay! Thank you! (Now what about the other side?)