Four Stages of a kitchen ceiling
Stage one: old, drippy ceiling needs to go!
Stage two: Old ceiling gone, now a pile of debris on the kitchen floor
Stage three; Ceiling now open, revealing knob & tube wiring. Soon the area will have new wiring and plumbing for a full bathroom above.
Stage four: off to the dump in Canaan, New York
Bonus: Cool old Acorn Stove left as a gift from the Loveless family.