It's the week before Christmas and all through the sky, the clouds have now parted and the rain it has lightened. Note: There's still no snow on the ground, so it looks like Ma and Pa will be having our first non-white Christmas!
With no snow to shovel, we've just been hanging out around the lodge.
Coming back from the townsite with Christmas goodies from Keith and Jackie.
We took advantage of the dry weather to clean out the chimney in anticipation of Santa's arrival. (The fact that the chimney wasn't drawing as well as it should had nothing to do with it.)
With the top section off, I took the brush up so I could clean out the rest of the chimney.
As you clean down the chimney, you keep adding pieces of the handle until you reach the damper.
Cleaning out the top section.
And back up to the roof!
All done! I'm not sure how Santa squeezes through the cap, but he does!
Good help is hard to come by.