I feel silly when I refer to this as my work space. I don’t work! This is pure pleasure, what’s going on here on my computer, in my online life.
Used to have a proper desk, with a sliding shelf for a keyboard. Bought it years ago, while I still had a desktop computer, and it was good. Now I have a MacBook, and had several laptops before it, which meant I couldn’t take advantage of that sliding thing. Secondly, and more importantly; The height of the desk was wrong, not matter how I adjusted the chair. All the time, I was sitting with my shoulders drawn up and tense — the stiffness and pain was exacerbating, something needed to be done. It wasn’t as if I was going to quit my online life, though … far from it.
In the other room, a spare, laptop computer was sitting on top of an old card table. One day when I was sitting there, doing something, it struck me: this is perfect — this is the right height!
So I moved. The desk went into the other room, and the card table here. It’s not pretty, but it works really well. Already, after just a couple of weeks, I’m feeling better. I’m going to buy some green felt and put on it, as a table cloth because the surface is too ugly.
Now, all this moving about, meant that McDuff lost his «safe place». As I’ve mentioned before, he’s our indoor barometer … as soon as some low pressure arrives, or thunder is in the offing, he becomes very low and quickly slides in underneath my desk. But now the desk is gone! It’s wide open space underneath here!
Since he likes boxes in general, I thought perhaps that would do. Took a cardboard box from Costco, put one of his pads in it, and for once he accepted something I’d arranged for him! I took this with the iPhone, from straight above.
Not only have I rearrange my work space, I’ve also moved Tassitus to the safe harbour of WordPress dot com. No more self-hosting for me! It’s all over and I say this with a great amount of certainty. The process was a bit complicated. I thought my head was about to explode at times, but it’s done and I feel good about it.