After a cold lunch of refrigerated corn-on-the-cob and V8 juice, I shall return to plastering, sanding, and painting. At least the sweets tempt me less, because I know they'll raise my body temperature.
First, I needed light inside what will be very small, narrow spaces. I decided to go the expensive, 'easy' way, instead of putting the wiring behind the ceiling.
Beginning the wiring:
I'm starting with 4 sheets of 4 x 8 x 3/4 inch plywood. No, I cannot lift one by myself. Two of them will form the 'walls' of the bookshelves, the other two are sliced into standards and shelves:
Me, painting: (I hate painting ...)
4 sheets of plywood in various stages of plaster and paint: