My new water heater is running like a champ, and let me say, at 100,000 btu this water heater really heats it up fast.
We have adopted a new puppy Connor aka "Goat", which is a blast but has slowed us down a bit. Connor can be seen in one of the photos.
Don't try this at home.....
Getting my old water heater out has freed up the space so I can replace another column and footing (barely). I think the pictures are fairly self explanatory. I've attached a photo of an earlier column/footing we put in so you can see where we are going with this. It's not obvious, but most of the footing has been buried (it's 13" thick)
After this new column is in, next up is to brick out the old Chimney, replace the last column, layout a full bathroom than pour a new floor with radiant tubing in the slab. Will see how long this takes