kauricat (kauricat) wrote,

We swapped out the desks today. I'm....not as ecstatic about it as I thought I would be.

Part of it is that I am sore. Very sore, and I was sore before today. My lower back was hurting last night and it has been sore all day, even when I'm not moving. I finally took some Tylenol (which I dislike, but I cannot take ibuprofen right now), and that helped some. I also took a big nap and right now I'm sitting against a firm pillow which is helping support the sore area and also keeping me warm, which feels better.

The desk we moved out of the drazi room and into the living room is never the size I think it is. Every time I put it somewhere new, it's either smaller than I remember (not everything seems to fit on it) or it's bigger than I remember (which is how it worked this time). It extends out from the corner of the room farther than I thought it would, which means we are not able to put the DVD shelves on either side of it. There is only room for the speakers and then we run into the windows on each wall.

It's not the end of the world, but I had hoped to move the DVD shelves so that we could put a coat tree back there. We don't have anywhere to hang coats and jackets by our side door, and that's the door we use most often.

Also, we ended up putting the TV on the top level of the desk, which means it's pretty high up. Pres Man thinks it's okay, and I'm trying to get used to it. I feel like I'm craning my neck though. If we don't put the TV on top, though, we lose some of the storage shelves on the desk because the TV will block them. Also, if the TV is not up on top, we don't have anywhere good to put the receiver, and that's a big problem.

There's a lot of wasted space underneath the desk, since this was designed as a desk and not a corner entertainment center. What I would like to do is find a short book case or other kind of shelf unit that will fit underneath the desk in the center, which would provide more DVD storage and also hide all the speaker wires and cords that are back there.

I did not take any pictures of the back of the receiver, which I wish I had done. Our DVD player is not hooked up correctly somehow, and our surround sound is not surrounding us currently. We'll figure it out, it's just frustrating right now.

I've started putting Goo Gone on some of the sticky stuff in the drazi room, but it's slow going. That stuff is stubborn.

We have a lot of stuff that is still a mess. The coffee table is covered in DVDs, phone books, envelopes, a keyboard, mouse, pens, pencils, etc. We don't want to put stuff on the new corner unit until everything is hooked up properly and we scoot it back into the corner.

Even though it doesn't look like I had hoped, we did a good job today. Pres Man did an especially good job, since he did most of the stuff that required him to contort himself in ways that would have really hurt me today.

Hopefully tomorrow we're going to get the sound fixed, the DVD player sorted out, and we can start putting things in their places. That will probably go a long way toward improving my view of things.
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