2009-01-26 New desk

    Big monitor is on a swing mount, here retracted against the wall, with the keyboard tray pushed in.     Big monitor on the swing mount out in use position, and keyboard tray pulled out. On Saturday, we woke up bright and early to drive to Santa Rosa for a moving sale. Charlene had seen a cherry desk on the Craigslist description that she thought would be perfect for my office, which we intend to do up in cherry anyway. We talked with the guy for a bit, and he was having trouble letting go of the desk. I also hadn't convinced myself yet that it was the right thing to do.

So we headed back into Petaluma and went about our Saturday, picking up our two other Craigslist scores, some maple crown molding that we'll be using on the kitchen cabinets, and a compressor so that I don't have to keep borrowing Phil's any time I want to do something.

Sunday, I took all the doors out of the hallway, masked for painting, and we got the call saying that he wanted to sell the desk after all. So we abandoned drop cloths in the hallway, put the racks on the car, stopped at the ATM for cash, and headed north yet again.

In the process of loading our desk we met this cool couple from Lake County who were buying the washer and dryer, we helped each other load. Yes, a big ol' desk set is heavy, but high end front-loaders usually have big concrete ballasts in them to keep them stable and quiet. I'm not sure who got the best of that deal... Probably end up calling them to go hiking at some point.

So we got home, I thought it'd be a good idea to paint the doors which we had outside so they could dry before the evening I got the first coat on two and a half of them before the rain started. Sigh. We threw tarps over the desk, let the rain wash the paint off the doors, and went into the room to move bookcases. Which meant slinging a lot of books.

Anyway, the result is that I now have a big cherry desk, and the amount of cabinetry we're going to build for the office just got quite a bit smaller and less complex. But I also got a reminder that that room needs better electrical, including another circuit.

Later addendum: Charlene convinced me to get wall mounts for the displays, a flat on the wall system for the servers, and a Sanus MF215 for the primary display. Also got a keyboard tray for the primary machine, going to make something simple for the server keyboard and mouse. Still need to put up a shelf for the printer and mount the phone on the wall.

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