A very long and difficult day for me. As previously stated, I have 3 dogs, one of which is terrified of loud noises, including thunder. You would know that, as they were tearing out the soffits in the kitchen, it was storming like crazy. Poor Pete (dog) just wore me OUT. Normally when it gets loud in here, he goes outside. While we do have a covered patio, when he was out there and it thundered he would go out in the rain. Very exhausting day.
So, soffits were removed, plumber and electricians notified to come out, which they both did. The rest of my old ceramic tile was taken up and walls prepped for eventual dry-wall.
As you can see, wiring is in place now for new appliances and lights (yippee!).