He started in the closet that is in the dining room with a little hammer action and door, then carpet removal,
moving on to actually punching in the wall,
then trim removal
and it eventually got what you see above. Meanwhile I was working on another project (posts to come on that once it's complete). I took a break and went to a Pampered Chef party with the knowledge that Michael was going to head to the gym. Well, once I got home a few short hours later, this is what I found:
He had even cleaned up all the mess! He got so much done! I, of course, did a few happy dances, sticking my arms and legs through the pre-existing walls to commemorate the occasion. There is A LOT more ahead, but at least it's started! YAY!