Today I continued pulling down the ceiling. It's a bit hard to see in these photos (taking pictures of the ceiling is harder than I imagined), but I've got about 3/4 of it off. I've also got 12 contractor bags full of broken up drywall.
I am going to stop here on the ceiling for now, since what is left is over the "clean" laundry area. Tomorrow I will move on to other aspects of the project.