Not much time tonight, Christy and I are heading out on the town! Got a lot done on the kiln though. We got the footing for the smoke duct, and chimney laid today. You can see from the top picture that the blocks and the firebricks don't line up quite as nicely as we had hoped for (we though the blocks were 5" and the bricks were 2.5", it ends up the blocks are a little closer to 5 1/8"). We had to shim the firebricks up with small tiles.