I got sick of trying to pull down the metal ceiling frame that was nailed to our beautiful plaster and gave up. What a mess!
It's going to be a lot of work though. We're going to need to pull down some of the mess - don't know how much. We're considering putting up some 2x4s and going from there - it will drop the ceiling down a bit but it might be better than dealing with the big mess we have up there.
I'm tired. I am going to get a hot fudge sundae.