This is our (then outdoor) fireplace in October 2007:
And here's our fireplace right now:
That's progress, baby! We could have a fire in it right now (note the random pieces of wood tossed in there) and pretend that the stone facing is on.... and there wasn't a nasty blue tarp on the floor in front of it.... and that the mosquitos, black flies, and deer flies couldn't just fly in and bite us since there's no windows in yet... oh. wait. This is supposed to be focusing on the positive.
Hey! We have a fireplace INSIDE all ready to go!