Well, I had been planning to post about my new fitness bike which I got at ebay for a mere 25,00 € (it hasn’t arrived here yet though – it’s somewhat of a long and difficult journey).
Or about the epileptic attack I had when I got the vet bill on Friday for 387.00 € – I mean, the cat is dead – she didn’t make it – isn’t there like a money back guarantee? Thank God we (Uwe/Hilde and I) are splitting it 50/50 because she lived in both houses, but nevertheless. Jeepers.
The real story of the day is a computer desk. Mom and Dad may remember it – they gave it to me when they were still living in Germany. It was originally put together in my third floor apartment, 10 years ago. When I moved out of there and in with Hilde and my father, it served as the computer desk in my room. When the house was finished, I carted it up the ladder into the loft where it served as my computer desk. When I finished restoring my great-grandmothers kitchen table, it also went up into the loft and there was not enough room for the entire computer desk.
So, I sawed the computer desk in half.
Served me quite well for a number of years. Until I decided to get rid of the extra bed in the loft and thus had enough room for the entire computer desk. You guessed it. I glued it back together. Lol.
Last year, when we expanded the loft, I got rid of the normal computer and started using just the laptop – on my great-grandmother’s kitchen table now downstairs in the living room. Thus, the computer desk was, at last, disassembled and deposited outside of the basement door, where it has been awaiting transport to the dump for more than a year now.
This afternoon I decided I needed to reorganize the constant clutter on my work table – the work area is small since the table contains a book case, my Epson Printer, CD-R drive, Rolodex, etc. It occurred to me that I had about 40 cm of empty space to the left of the table and that I could put something small there, maybe a small set of drawers or such to help unclutter my chaos. And I kept thinking, there has got to be something around somewhere that I can use – somewhere – maybe in the basement…..
Yes. I put half of Dad’s computer desk back together. Which wasn’t quite easy as some of the dowels had apparently pulled moisture, but it was nothing which I could not solve with the help of a mallet.
I might even head out to buy some pine wood contact paper to lighten it up next week. It’s missing one of its four wheels, but that should be no problem.
Will post a pic when I’ve straightened it all out (my chaos).