So here are the results of just 4 hours of work. I will try to put them in the same order as the previous post so you can see the change. Also we went back over at night but couldn't take pictures because of the lack of lights, so I will note after each picture the stuff that changed even in the afternoon. I guess there's no turning back now.
So really this picture encompasses the first two views on the previous post since there is just studs. In the afternoon they removed the wall all together so now it is just one huge space. They did cut through a couple wires but since they are running new electrical anyways that shouldn't be a big deal. The ceiling was also removed leaving it wide open and ready to bump up the tray ceiling in the bathroom and bedroom. The blown in insulation was retreating down the walls so the new insulation should certainly help with the energy efficiency.
Here is the view back towards the closet and bathroom. In the afternoon, they tore down the entire closet that you are seeing here so tonight there was just the studs of the wall into the bathroom but they will apparently be gone tomorrow as well.
Here is a picture of the bathroom sans tub and shower fixtures. It also shows a great discovery of what we are assuming was the original tile that the previous renovators just put the shower over. Jami really likes the green and white tile and said we should keep it (I'm afraid she was only half kidding). They also took out the vanity, mirror and toilet already.
It's astonishing to me how much they accomplished in Day 1. I know that the beginning will go fast and then it will slow down but I can't wait to see what they accomplish tomorrow.