Today they pulled the chimney. We now have a hole that runs all the way from the basement through the roof of the house.
Our furnace vented out of this old chimney, so we are now without heat. We hope it doesn't get too cold again.
We kept a lot of the bricks that we're too damaged from the removal to use for paths in the yard. We have quite a large pile on our driveway to deal with later.
The hole in the backyard is huge now. They'll be cutting in the door on Monday and no doubt starting to build stairs soon.