So, here it is folks: a breakthrough of sorts.
The wall between the dining room and the kitchen in these old GHI units is full of plaster. It's amazing the amount of stuff inside of these five inch walls. This isn't your newfangled sheetrock slapped on top of regularly spaced sticks of wood. This is solid construction, baby. Well, it's mostly solid. It's tubes of plaster underneath a veneer of plaster below a coating of plaster. Did I mention there was plaster?
Not any more!
Well, at least for part of the wall. One more day of whacking and then it's down to the details. Finishing and cleaning and cabinetry and floors and painting. Oh, there's still plenty to do in between trips to Kansas.