I moved! Whoot! Whoot! ... off the kitchen table! Funny how you invest in a really nice desk, have kids, and then find yourself looking for a new work location due to 4 precious words, "Mom! I have homework!!" For the past two years I have been working from the kitchen table.
Now, I know there is nothing wrong with working from the kitchen table, as many wonderful people do so! But I think it was more than time I attempt to recarve out a "professional space" to work from home at.
Naturally, when you live in a small home with three other people, it is much like living in New York City, or any other major metropolitan area -- real estate is at an all time premium. I hear what you're thinking, "But Dee, didn't you say your Dad is going to let you build a studio in his basement?" And the answer to that is yes. And he is working on it, trying to solve a water issue that appeared after some heavy rain storms this past spring. So, back to carving out a small workspace for me here ...
It turns out my local Target store was blowing out (i.e., had on clearance) some simple desks. Not too big, not too "heavy looking" ... I left the store without it. Then this past Sunday, after attending my local CGOA Chapter meeting, I stopped by Target again. And bought the desk.
Some may think it isn't such a big deal to move off a kitchen table to an actual work space, but for me, I'm looking forward to the commute. ;)