Back to the kitchen renovation. It was sort of at a stand still as I waited for my father to come assist to remove the load bearing wall. A. He is an architect so he can ensure it is done properly and structurally. B. I would need a second set of hands to help out anyways.
It took two trips to Home Depot, 4 car jacks, and all day to remove a 10′ section of wall and put in a supporting beam. Since we didn’t have all the time in the world we weren’t able to be a tidy as I had been removing the other walls and sheetrock. At the end of the day there was dust EVERYWHERE. I spent a good 90 minutes that night just vacuuming and wiping down every surface in the dining room, living room, and kitchen.
In the end, the difference was great. Seeing it all open was a good motivating kick to keep moving on the project. Onwards and upwards.