Everything was basically a mess. The oak backsplash (again, WHY?) was rotten and colonized by god knows what. The "backsplash" fiber board crap was hiding years of paint and wall paper. At one point new window casing was installed OVER the board. Exposed copper wires were grounding the outlets to the garbage disposal. And the old chimney that had been covered in plaster belied a long-ago leak so the plaster just crumbled right off.
Luckily, the top few layers of flooring came up nicely. At least there is that.
Much MUCH more to come.