I decided to remove all of the plaster from the chimney stack in the first bedroom and it looks awesome! All of the drywall is up and we will be mudding/taping it today. I will be using a grinder to remove any last plaster remaining. So...the prep work for bedroom number one will be pretty much done today. Yay! Here are some photos of the latest work. Big difference from the before pics, right!? Just wait until it gets carpeted and painted/wall-papered!