Yepthese two beams are holding up the house. The drywall came down and John discovered that the previous supporting structure was in poor shape, was really small, and in some spots wasn't even sitting on anything. Ugh. SO some structural enhancements, shall we say, need to be done before the fun stuff starts. Ah the joys of ancient dwellings...
Stove is moving over a foot to the right and more cabinets and countertop will go on the left of the new stove
Closer view of the lacking support
Yes those are cobwebs that we found when we took down the... whatever it's called.