So in vaulting the ceiling in the kitchen to remove the ceiling load and it is a good thing! 
They have found some seriously questionable and scary electric. Too many things run off a single line. 

Added some new home runs and replaced the old with with Romex.  Our old outlets still won’t have ground, but the wire to them will be better. We will (after this phase) replace all the outlets with no-equipment ground GFCI for safety. 

And there are going to be more, and more logical circuits.

All the electrical in the kitchen will be brand new and up to code.