And the shared kitchen/front living area wall came tumbling down... with the help of a crowbar and some elbow grease. I'm really excited to see this become a wonderfully light and bright open space for entertaining.
The critter evictor dude came out this afternoon and discovered it's RACCOONS nesting in the attic. So a couple thousand bucks later, we've got traps and poison and feces removal and the sealing off of all possible entry points for the masked bandits. And their buds the squirrels in case they got any bright ideas about setting up housekeeping in the rafters, too.