We did get the textured wallpaper off the walls, but we were left with adhesive that didn't want to go anywhere. We think that the paper was original to the house and was put up on top of unfinished drywall. The best way we found to remove the residue was to scrape it with a razor blade. My quick project quickly turned into a big project for the mister. He got the adhesive off, but is now in the process mudding and sanding the walls. We will most likely have to take on the world of texturing too before I can get pain on the walls.
So, for now if you come to visit, please knock loudly and come on around back. The front entry is temporarily out of order.