Things are moving along well with the ceiling. Today we also got the plumber into the space to evaluate things, had the HVAC guys back to figure out exactly what ductwork we need (they'll be back Wednesday to install), and had Sean, a carpenter who's building our beer sign, come by to check out our place. Brian came by and he and I finished the dry-wall demolition I started on Friday. There are several vestigial doors that we exposed, which we now need to figure out what to do with. Most likely we'll brick them up, but we're considering other possibilities.
I went through a baseball card collection we inherited from our landlord in between meetings and demolition. Most of the cards are from 1973-78 or so; there are some great finds, and plenty of West Coast players. I'll have to take some pictures and post them soon. We're planning on using the cards on some of our tables and in our bathrooms.