Here is the condition that the old pipes were in:
You see the need for change.
Here are some rather intriguing bubbles on the wall outside the butler’s pantry where the major water damage happened:
Am hoping these dry out over the next few days. They’re coming back on Monday to do the wall and ceiling repair. The thing I hate the most about home improvement projects is when the weekend comes and no work happens, so I clean the house, then Monday comes and it’s filthy all over again. Sigh.