All in and running! Of course, neither of us thought ahead to the fact that the lovely new metal stove carcass has a finish on it that needs to get burned off, so when I stepped in the back door this afternoon, it was to a disgusting, lingering chemically smell in the air. It wasn’t smoky in the house, but the stuff burning off just hung there in the air. So we have windows and fans going, and it is already clearing up, thank goodness.
And last night John did get the gumption up to climb on the scaffolding and shove a large bath towel up the open pipe, with a broom handle! Much better.