This afternoon I worked on the vegetable garden, reworking the areas where plants were chewed around the cambium and died (snails? cutworms?) I've put more Sluggo out and planted two more tomatoes and two more peppers. I've also put a "bat faced torpedo" Cuphea in a pot. I've never grown that before but it sounds interesting. I also scalped around edges of the garden and raised bed. This was an hour or so, enough in the heat. It's strangely overcast today again, because there is a huge load of dust in the upper atmosphere that has apparently blown across from the Sahara. The light is lightly brown or yellow even though it's a sunny afternoon. This should clear out by the end of the week.
I'm spending evenings working on rearranging furniture so I can move the furnishings out of the office. I've packed a few shelves of books, and have many more to go. I'm thinking about what to do with a couple of chairs in the garage and one in my room - they need reupholstering (versus tossing out at the curb or putting on freecycle). As expensive as it is to reupholster, I think I would go with the best one first, and discard the others. Something else on my list - if I'm going to keep pieces, they should be usable and look good.
Another panel of ceiling came down. I have to scoop up the insulation then cart the sheetrock outside. And keep emptying all of the furniture. Clearly the whole thing needs to be replaced.