Monday May 16th was day one! They started at 8:00 in the morning and by 10:00 the carpets were ripped up and the kitchen was completly gutted. In order for us to have an open floor plan we had to have them reconstruct the support up in the attic so the kitchen walls could come down. The next two days involved building temporary walls around the original studs and reconstructing the support up in the attic. Which meant exposing the ceiling and no AC for the rest of the week, but do you know what, the Lord gave us such wonderful weather that opening the windows was all that was needed and being outside was so nice. Day 3 and 4 was quite a mess while they built up walls and tore them down again. We really couldn't go into the interior of the house but our bedroom has been the hangout and sleeping quaters for the whole family. Friday they repaired the ceiling and Monday will texture it. We can really get a good picture of how things will look. I love being able to see to every room in the house! Can't wait for the finished product!