Doing that plaster is a job that is unbelieveable. I commend you for doing it. That will be on my agenda next year for the 2 upstairs bedrooms.... just the ceilings it looks like. But I am already dreading it..... luckily I will be able to close off the upstairs pretty much to do it. Still going to be a job.
Glad he had a good birthday and that it went well at the farm.