I came back to L.A. with little more than the clothes on my back and a few odds and ends. In fact, in the last six months I haven’t had what you would call a proper desk. When I left L.A. I gave up my trusty double pedastal to the local thrift store. Once on the east coast I was given a large table to use as a desk. It worked okay but I could never find a chair that was high enough or comfortable enough to use. It made sitting at the computer a chore.
Once I got back here, while staying at Zelda’s, she offered me a tiny computer cart which was really a tv tray style set up for a laptop. Nope that didn’t work too well either. I later scored a narrow but longer card table kind of gizmo and at least it was something I could put my legs under. However, any sudden movement caused it to go into all manner of shivers and quakes.
Since I moved to my new place, I’ve been jonesing for an actual real desk, one with drawers and everything. Well thanks to a local thing out here called freecycle.com I found one. Or one found me. Yes, that’s it pictured above. Okay, granted it isn’t the prettiest desk I’ve ever seen, not by a long shot but it is a desk. A real desk. It has drawers and everything. It also doesn’t shake or wobble if I lean on it and finally I’m able to fit everything on it, in it and don’t need all the makeshift solutions I was using for files and stuff like that.
In fact, I think I’ll actually be able to find things and keep track of things now that I have drawers and such. You never realize how much a desk is necessary until you don’t have one. Thank you, Farrin, for your contribution to my fresh start – I hope your move is successful. Bless you for giving me a desk which I will treasure and probably figure out how to jazz up too.
Now…if only I could get a mattress…sleeping on the box spring has been a little tough on the old back. LOL. It’s always something.