My second task was to knock out the rest of the plaster wall dividing the kitchen and dining area. It is nasty stuff to deal with. It is basically drywall with a 1/2" layer of hard, cement-like plaster smeared over and reinforced with chicken wire. Plus there is tight-weave diamond mesh on all the corners. It is heavy, dusty and difficult to deal with. I spent two hours knocking chunks out with a hammer and snipping off enough wire mesh to clean up most of the debris. I was certainly dressed for the occasion! Plaster dust gets to me and makes my lungs ache.
Meanwhile, Austin removed the original back entry door and filled in the hole. He also got most of the back porch area re-sided. The inside corner was very tricky. It took well over an hour to figure out how to go around the re-located outlet to the left of the new door.