The cross beams are gone! The whole room looks so much bigger! And the lights really stand out now! I can seriously see everything taking shape! Taking out the beams really did only take about an hour, which was very exciting. I do need to take out the little nubs where we just sawed the beams off on one side of the room, but that should be super quick. Now I can really start putting in the insulation and the drywall! I am really hoping to get three of the walls done within two weeks. Then it will be a real room! I will keep you updated!