When you walk in and see this:

you know some progress has been made!

The rest of the wall is gone:

and the thinset is gone:

(unfortunately it appears to be plywood underneath – not more nice oak, but that is a minor setback.)

The kitchen tile is gone:

The beam was attacked:

And there is lots and lots of debris:

There was lots of progress with the bathroom:

And last but not least, a preview for the future: