I have had my lap top computer for a couple of years, but I have had to move myself, computer and work from place to place. Weather it be the kitchen table, Jason’s desk, couch, oh everywhere. This makes a mess out of what I am working on. I use my computer for everything, from work, to Kid’s Church, to personal stuff like this blog. About 6 months ago I started hinting that a desk would be nice, but we have a very small house. Very small! I didn’t know what to do or how to ask for one. Then about 2 weeks ago I was driving down 72nd and almost at Woodstock I saw a very small desk. It was small enough to go into my corner that I was eyeing for just that use and it had drawers. I told Jason about it and asked him to look at it.
My husband is a shopper, and I mean he can find anything you are wanting for a deal. He saw that i was serious and started looking on Craigslist. I thought for sure that we could be finding a desk on there. We found one and put the Phone # in the phone on the way to get shoes for the boys we went and looked at the desk at the little shop. Sadly it was perfect except they wanted $35 and I only had about $15 to spend. So we called up the guy with the other desk that was only $10, but it was to short to fit the filing cabinet under it….this is a requirement or I won’t fit in the corner. My husband is also a pretty handy guy and can built stuff. So we decided that the next day we would go to Home Depot and price boards and stuff to make a desk. Of course we each went into the store with differing ideas, once I figured that out I calmly and quietly listened to him….he was the one that would be making it. So after an hour we found a shelf bracket and a beautiful too long
for where he measured white shelf board. I had in my mind how to fix that, just turn it the other way and us the other wall. We bought both, but I had an idea that we wouldn’t need the bracket.
We got home and I as it was his day off I didn’t want him to work on it, no need to have a frustrating afternoon after such a great morning together. I was sitting in the living room and looking at the corner where this was all to happen for me and a light bulb went off!!! The filing cabinet was to be one let of the desk and the bracket was to hold up the other side. I was a bit disappointed that I wouldn’t get drawers, but life would go on with out, right lol I went out into the garage and found my empty set of plastic drawers, it fit under the board and held up the other end perfectly. This project only cost $9.95! Now I have a desk, it isn’t the greatest to look at, but it is mine. I now have a corner of the house that is mine to do with as I want to and to work from and all Jason had to do was take me to Home Depot :)
This is where I will read my Bible and journal or blog in the mornings, as I watch the sun come up.
This is where I will read other blogs and get inspirations and words from God or even a bit of a laugh.
This is where I will pray in the mornings for the day.
Jason gave me the lamp from his desk, since he doesn’t use it and I will be putting my beautiful picture of apples back up over my work area.