I would have put up a photo of the office view today, but as it’s nothing but grey, there’s not much point. Instead, there are a couple of photos from sunnier days earlier in the year. It’s raining, Nimos has vanished into the drizzle and downpours, and I can hear our sterna filling up with water that’s only going to leak off into the ground, or the tree roots or whatever has caused the leak, but the good news is, there is no water in the bathroom. I mean, no water coming through the roof – there’s none in the hot taps either, but that’s another story.
Now then, as you spend so much time with me in my office where I write the blog, I thought I’d copy you into the proposed redevelopment plans. As long-term staff will know, I have been writing this blog on an old (repro) desk of my father’s while sitting on a very old piano stool. Not great for the posture, back and shoulders but it works. However, the time has come to change things around a little. This won’t make much sense unless you know the office well, but I intend to:
Return the borrowed spare bed that’s in Neil’s room, and put the office sofa bed in there making space to put the desk against the wall. The wobbly table in the corner is going (most of it has already gone) to be replaced by Brusali, a cabinet. The LV trunk can move to what will be the desk wall or will go in the sitting room to make room for a piano I’ve not yet ordered, and the bookshelf may have to turn to the other wall. All this will leave space in the corner for a Micke, a corner computer table which will have a co-worker called Unjtejke, or something gloriously Ikea. Hopefully, all that will mean better sitting. It will also give me a modern corner and an older-looking, classic study part of the room. I’ve ordered a banker’s lamp for the desk in brass and green glass and, when it’s finished, intend to refer to the office as my study with all the pretentiousness I can muster.
I’ve also ordered a carpet to cover just about the entire floor, and that will make things a bit warmer in the winter. There will be an orientation session when the change is complete, but I will let you get back to your workload now. Appraisals in two weeks, and I want that report on my desk (either one) by midday.