With the door pretty much out of the way, it was time to block in the front. It wasn't too hard with the firebrick already prepared for interlocking the corners. More progress, still not presenting too much of a challenge. Time to forget the firebrick and go for the limestone. In no time at all the front was beginning to fill in and it looked like we could see a light at the end of the tunnel.... So we're back to one of the first pictures in the thread....the finished oven, complete with one of the mule shoes that was dug up during the recovery. You'd think we'd just go ahead and fire this thing up....but still we had to spend a good amount of time curing it with low temp fires and also build a covering over it. I know, I know.... I can hear the deep sighs all the way over here in Missouri. Hang in there, the story is almost done. I told you all I was just a tad long-winded on occasion.