Didn't go. Truth is, that since I had my 'flu jab last Thursday, I've been feeling a bit rotten. Today I got downstairs and just felt that it was a bad plan to go out, in the car, in the fog, when I felt a bit yukky. My head is a bit fuzzy and keeps aching and I have gungy ears. For me, gungy ears is a bit iffy, because since my accident, I have developed a problem with recurring bouts of vertigo. Didn't want to be caught half way to MK with my head spinning, feeling as if I was out on a ship in a force 10 gale (yes I have been and it isn't fun!).
So I stayed home and made a cup of tea. Then I thought about my problems with shelves and decided I would make the best of it.
I went to the Untility Room and swiped one of the long shelves from the wall there. It was nearly empty because I had removed most of its contents already, so not a big deal. I put it on the brackets in my workroom. It is a bit long, which means it can only be a temporary solution, but it will do fine for now.
Then I moved stuff about, put up my new work table and tried to organise things just a bit more. It's not too bad now - have a look.
This is the view from the doorway. I have put the new shelf over the desk, so I can clear the workspace a bit. Looks okay.
This is my work area . A bit more tidy - though there is a Christmas Card Factory on it just now!
Here's my new table. See it has little legs - they are clipped to the shelf uprights. The table top is just rested on them for now, but I think I will screw it in place. However it will be possible to lift it and hook it higher up. The feet unscrew, so I can adjust its height a little that way, or else I can "stretch" the legs by moving the screws that hold them together (you cant see that bit). I can now work sitting or standing. A good place to do book binding work.
My computer is at home on the new table too. I will try keeping it on top of the drawers for now, though I don't know if it will be ok long-term. It's all in a permanent state of ups & downs! Once I have proper shelves I can start re-arranging everything and store it all properly. Looks like I may have to wait til after Christmas now!
Still, it looks ok and I can work in this much more easily. I look forward to having everything from downstairs put away up here, in properly labelled, organised containers! I can't find things and it's such a pain. Often I am sure I have something, but it's such a nuisance to find it in all the muddle. Other times I find something that I had forgotten about, which would have been so useful last week! Roll on organisation... one day.. perhaps... sigh....
And This is my new clock! Isn't it pretty? I was in Dunelm Mills last week (remember?) and it was in a pile of stuff by the tills. It was so cheap (£3.99) that I couldn't resist it. A pretty, feminine touch. Not sure where it will end up just yet - on the wall somewhere - so it is on the (dusty!) windowsill for now.