My hubby got a bunch done..more than I expected for a one day sort of thing! He managed to peel back the tin ceilings to allow to reconstruct the bearing wall, it needs to be shored up, then strengthened...then the shoring has to be removed. Then the whole wall has to be re-supported from the cellar. It was done years ago, but incorrectly.
Then his brother managed to remove the bricks from inbetween the beams, in two places, so the electric can be re-wired.
I posted new photos in my Picturetrail album.
I am not sure when the next visit will be, still waiting for word from the contractor..and waiting for the permit from the town. The waiting is murder!