The first step was removing the rest of the loose fill fiberglass insulation from the attic rafters. Messy job.
I bagged all the loose fill in case I need it to fill in or increase the depth of the insulation in the remaining attic over the rear crawlspace bedroom.
The intact attic without insulation had two different ceiling heights and each of these was a separate rafter structure which made them easier to take out.
The higher attic ceiling was attached across the whole width of the beam but I just used a long crowbar to remove it. On the other side it was attached to a horizontal 2 x 4 that was attached to the second part of the structure. Pretty easy to take it apart.
The scaffold was a big help while working up a story. After I loosened the rafters at the wall edge of the attic, there were only a couple of nails holding the second part of the rafter structure.
The attic had been suspended from the floating walls that I already removed. I was able to rest the structure on the scaffold to keep from having it crash to the floor.
The floor of the attic was then easily dropped to the ground with the help of a propped 2 x 4–so that I would not be underneath it!
The last piece to take out was the upper attic wall. It has one sensor attached to it that I forgot to disconnect so I lost the cover, but the sensor was OK.
The area looks great without the extra wall and the kitchen and part of the bath will now also have cathedral ceilings!