Monday, July 28, 2014

My New House, a.k.a. the Anti-Blogging Kingdom

It turns out that my new house doesn't want me to blog.

Honestly, that's the only reason I can come up with for why I've barely written a word this summer.

It turns out that having a separate office where my computer lives means that when I collapse in the family room in the evening, my laptop is in a whole other room aaaaaalllll the way across a hallway.

I'm really supposed to traverse that far? Come on, people.

I'm going to put some of the blame on the new sectional couch we got to put in our family room as well. After some back and forth and bargaining (and pleading and one or two threats) with Alex, I selected my spot in the middle of the "L." Once I'm in it, it's tough to climb out unless I'm really motivated. It's a really deep couch.

I'm a hell of a lot more relaxed, but not very creative anymore.

I'm not ready to give up this creative outlet yet though, so I'm working on an elaborate pulley and conveyor belt system to serve as a laptop-to-couch delivery route. It's still in the planning stages, but I imagine it will be ready for me to start writing again by next spring, 2016 at the very latest.


  1. Don't you have three kids? Maybe it's time they start earning their keep and get your laptop for you so you can blog. ;)

  2. Yeah, you would think, wouldn't you? :)

  3. May I suggest some nice wooden TV trays - perfect laptop holders when sitting on the couch. ;-)

  4. oooh, my laptop is in the "office"- a fancy word for "that room with all the boxes that aren't unpacked yet" down the hallway. I am having the same difficulty. Please let me know how your pulley system works in a step-by-step tutorial. thaannnnks.

  5. First, you're busy, so it isn't the house. :)
    However, it *might* be the furniture.
    imo, these are not ideal for work: deep sectionals, futons, or the Ikea lounge chair and ottoman combo that my brother lent me when I was getting over my broken ankle. All of these ARE comfortable, though.
    - I found an inexpensive balance ball to be a great chair for a desk-height table.
    - I also like the "standing desk" model. I can't afford a pricey standing desk, so I'm using the kitchen countertop / passthru, w/ a box to place the Mac at standing level. Stay tuned. :)

  6. I have another post in my blog now. Maybe the laptop needs to live on the couch, btw. It takes up less room than a kid, so maybe it needs its own room less than kids do.

  7. My "work area" is supposed to be up on the second floor in my bedroom... but I've parked my laptop on a TV tray in the basement living room, and that's where it stays most of the time! Much easier! I can go from "blogging" to "napping" in less than two minutes!


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