You can see the scaffolding and ladder construct
This really is how steep the roof is!
The chimney capping in place, hopefully with a good run off this time
A view of chez Alison from the roof
Low angle ridge shot
My able assistant without whom this would have been a whole lot more difficult
Doesn't the shed look small
And getting arty
Finally the chimney covered in layers of the stuff you put on plants to stop them freezing while the mortar goes off.
I should say at this point I did use a frost inhibitor when I mixed the mortar and used cement not lime to try and get the quickest set time given the time of year. Tomorrow I will go inspect the damage.
P.S. As a note: As I get vertigo and generally hate heights of any description this is not something I would do out of choice. I did go as far as getting a man to come and quote for the job. He took one look at the chimney and never came back with a quote! So needs must. I have to say each time you go up it does get a little easier as long as you don't look down!!! The other thing in this case which makes it doubly scary is that I've made my own ladder support to sit on the ridge of the barn. You have to be really really sure it's safe because you're life does depend on it. It's one of those "shit or bust" kind of scenarios!
P.P.S Looking back, in the UK, I would never have even entertained going up on the roof let alone the chimney. I guess after 3 years in France a bit of the "Frontier Mentality" has worn off on me..