Back here I posted a picture of the first 'wall' of the mini-library, the shell of a rack of bookshelves.
Here it is now, with shelves and lots of books:
The thing in front of it is NOT a pulpit! It's a telephone book stand, and will have shelves below it. The phone will be on the wall in the green space above it.
Another view - looking up at the whole magnificent 8 feet:
Here I am cutting a notch in a soffit board to fit around the on-ceiling lighting cords.
And here I am realizing that I've cut the notch in the wrong edge:
Oh, the room? Sometimes we laughingly call it the dining room. It hasn't been actually available for dining for years.
Here I'm posing for Daughter to take a snapshot of putting up the soffit:
And here I am *actually* putting up the soffit:
Hm ... That's enough for tonight, I think.