We spent days in July and August doing demolition work in the front rooms.
It's messy work but any progress is good. Thin plywood was pulled from the walls and sheet rock pulled from the ceiling. Under the sheet rock ceilings we found old wall paper and cheese cloth. That had to come down as well. You can imagine the dirt and dust that fell. Even the fireplace brick was taken down. The next step is to remove all of the staples and nails left the in ceiling and walls.