That somewhat dizzying potpourri is worth it though if that's what getting walls requires.
The butler's pantry is about half done, all that's left is patching the old holes. You can see just how many types of plaster we have going on - three coat will go back on the lathe where possible, blue board and wire lathe are used in spots where there's no wood lathe left, or where he'll have to taper the plaster to blend two different surfaces. Not to mention the veneer coat on the new surfaces.
It's a process that tries my patience, as part as our heavily negotiated price, the work is getting done on weekends and on some evenings. While this was our choice, it still manages to drive me slightly nuts.
Upstairs, my to-do list is complete. The only wallpaper remaining is on the ceiling of the big bedroom. Since the plaster is in hideous shape, the ceiling and slanted walls will be laminated with blue board and veneer plaster, the fantastic ceiling papers can stay to enthrall a future owner. While they appear strikingly modern, they are the first and second layers of about 15 total, so I have no doubt they date to about 1886 and 1911 respectively (first and second owners). While I doubt it'll ever be in my budget to have these reproduced as wallpaper, I'm hoping to have a stencil made - time I have plenty of.