And this is what it looks like tonight.
The lower cabinets are all in and I could put all that stuff back. I had to take some stuff out from under the sink (under the window on the left) and the lower cabinet to the left of the sink to enable removing the countertop. Hopefully some coats of paint go in tomorrow and the top upper cabinets can go back soon. By the way, these are the pipes that were removed:
Notice the long crack in the top one. And this is the buildup: