Maundy Thursday work

I decided to move my computer desk 90 degrees counterclockwise this morning. This was not a trivial task. The ostensible reason is that under the desk I felt that I was hosting a worm convention, which makes it difficult to plug/unplug things and move things around in general. Second, I had two rather unfortunate power strips that were three sockets short, thus necessitating outlet blocks, like this one:

The other problem was the dust. It gets everywhere. So the order I did things is:

  • Removed everything from the computer area except the table itself.
  • Vacuumed around and under the table, and in the well behind it.
  • Removed the two old power strips, deftly unplugging the router and plugging it into the wall so that Derek wouldn’t be too inconvenienced.
  • Drilled holes in the wall and installed the two new power strips (16 outlets in all), and tacked the leads to the wall so that they would be out of the way.
  • Had lunch.
  • Washed the window but discovered that the top pane is painted shut so I can’t wash the outside or open the window from the top. Wotta pain (pane?).
  • Washed the inner curtain.
  • Moved the table.
  • Put everything back, while attaching the speakers to the wall rather than putting them on the desk. Instantly, more desk space! The sound is better too.
  • Turned on the computer and, mirabile dictu, everything worked.

I can now look out of the window while I’m working, and feed the squirrel when he drops by. I have to make sure he doesn’t try to come in if I leave the window open. I can see who’s coming in or going out the front door without turning around. I’m certain that I looked very rude for saying “hello” or “goodbye” without actually turning around.

I don’t suppose I’ll do any more spring cleaning before I get back from Massachusetts, but I now feel very accomplished.

3 Responses to “Maundy Thursday work”

  1. spwebdesign says:

    The room does look a lot more open and brighter. Bravo!

  2. pyrzqxgl says:

    Good work!

    Over the last couple days I’ve done all the rooms *except* the one where my computer stuff is, because, well, it’s hard to know where to start, and easy to think it would take about a month!

  3. thoburn says:

    shifting comp is definitely not a trivial task. I can relate to that. the cables, the dust..gosh