Anyway, I'll sponge tomorrow and hopefully will be able to prime the ceiling on Thursday! Woot, woot! Here are a few befores and afters for you photo-philes.
After!Before (what we found under the lovely soffits) After!
Post Script - Paul came by to check on our progress this evening and my previous joy was a bit premature and unmerited. He thinks we have some issues to take care of (a bit of bubbling and a few screws), which means I'm not yet done. Boo hoo!