It took us a little while to get to the point where we could take out this wall separating the kitchen from the living area. For reasons both of conservation of effort, and for reasons of fun, we decided to knock the whole wall down in one shot. Here is the first of two pictures of the wall that must go.
We cracked each vertical support with a sledge hammer where is intersected with the ceiling. Once they were all lopse, we were ready for a quick bit of destruction.
Now we are ready for a push.
Once the wall fell and the dust exploded, we ran out of here for 5 minutes to let that air filter work its magic. Even with a rubber mask, that much dust is almost impossible to keep out.