New Shelving

I completed my home improvement project this evening of installing shelving in my office. This included one ceiling-high bookcase just to the left of my desk, and some built-in shelves right above my computer. This frees up so much space, since the two desks in the office were clogged with just about everything that should have been in the shelves; books, CDs, cables, computer devices, and so on. Now most of my peripherals sit on the shelf just above my computer, with the cables dangling down and a spot light conveniently installed underneath to provide just the right lighting. My wireless TurboMouse now actually looks wireless, and not surrounded by hordes of cables. My office looks totally cool now. The bookcase now holds all my geek books, and I installed a cool little spot light at the top to illuminate the whole thing and provide some sunshine in an otherwise dark corner. There seemed to be several orphaned transformers still plugged in to my two power strips, so I purged them and freed up some valuable power space. The Office Phase of my Six Step Master Plan for Home Improvement is now complete. OK, I don’t really have a master plan – more like a foggy idea, but hey; at least the office is done!

In the process, I plugged several holes in the drywall and did some touch-up painting. Thankfully the previous owner left clearly-labeled paint cans in the garage, all with Home Depot color formulas still indicated, so it was easy to match the colors and start painting. I also painted over Max’s “artwork”, where he had taken my set of colored pencils and scribbled all over my walls from the Master Bath all the way to the Living Room. It’s amazing – it looks like a new house. Max hadn’t drawn on the walls in weeks, so I thought it was over with, but apparently when I came home today he had done some fresh artwork on the front door today…