A side note on the kitchen demolition.
When we took down the lathe and plaster from the walls (ceilings were left as is) we seperated the wood lathe from the plaster. The wood was taken to a recycle yard. The plaster was piled in the driveway. Beth then shoveled it into the trailer and took it to the dump.
I was just looking at the receipt from the dump and was astonished at the weight! Granted it may have gotton rained on a little, but this is only the plaster from the walls.