After the first "mudding". =]
First application of drywall compound is on the walls. The prepping of edges and seams took more time than applying the mud. In the center of image #2 you can see where the 3 rooms come together. At a last minute meeting of the minds, we decided to make this a column, of sorts, rather than a flat wall as originally intended. Cornerbeads were used to keep the edges straight, but aligning them top to bottom proved to be a bit challenging. Then getting the mud on to create a visually-squared vertical edge took some finesse. Never fear though, your intrepid handymen ventured onward and succeeded with flying colors.
Sanding and a second application are planned for tomorrow. Also planned is moving the TV and components to the South wall of the living room. Hopefully, after a thorough cleaning, we can have our living spaces back.