Sorry for the bad angle of this photo, I will try to take a better one tomorrow. This is where the wall between the living room and kitchen used to be. All it is now is a small wall on the far side and a 3 inches coming down from the ceiling. It makes the house look so much better.
Also in this photo you can see part of the kitchen floor. Parke and Josh worked for a very long time to rip up 5 layers of linoleum throughout the kitchen. They weren't super happy about that.
They also took all of it and lots of drywall to the dump, and worked a little on the never-ending ditch.
After the beam was completely installed and the wall knocked out, Johnny and I moved to the bathroom and bedroom closet. We knocked out the floor of the closet (it was raised up 5 or 6 inches for no good reason). For some reason I managed to not get a photo of that, which I will show in tomorrow's blog.
Below is a photo of what the bathroom is looking like. After removing the toilet and the linoleum, Johnny and I decided to remove the OSB and put down plywood. We are doing this so that the tile will too much higher than the hardwood floor. It will be raised up some, but since plywood is much stronger than OSB, thinner ply can be used. I also ripped the back splash for the tub off and found out that they had just had drywall behind it. That came off as well.