The work on the ceiling tongue and groove continued today. I realized that small C clamps make the work much easier. I use them to loosely clamp each plank in place. Then I tighten each clamp until I get the plank to the correct bend to match the adjacent plank that is already screwed into the ceiling. Then it's much easier to use a block and hammer to tap the tongue into the groove. once I get it there, then I tighten each clamp and then screw the plank in place.
I also stained and put Varathane onto the 5/8" Baltic birch plywood panel that closes in the rear side of the washroom. A few more screws tomorrow will finish the installation of that panel. After that I can continue with the T&G on the ceiling and the four LED lights on the driver's side aft of the washroom.
Calvin here - after spending almost 33 years in education as a high school teacher, elementary teacher, and elementary administrator, it was time to retire! I did so happily and with no regrets; it was a terrific and fulfilling career. I do enjoy building projects as the design and building process is very therapeutic and you see a completed functional product in the end. Now to combine the build with another of Angela's and my passions - travel - is something we're really looking forward to.