Saturday, May 27, 2006

New place

We're moving the office next week. The new space is just about a block away from the current space. It's the basement floor of a building, a really exciting space with a full kitchen, an exposed stone wall, and lots of room for expansion.

There are several small offices and meeting rooms building along one wall, but most of the space is open, with an industrial feel--hanging lights, exposed pipe, bare concrete floor. We have a lot of plans for it.

The previous tenant didn't leave it in very good shape, and we've had a crew working over there for several days cleaning and hauling away trash. They're coming back in on Tuesday to move everything from the old space over to the new building. It's not as bad as moving a house, I guess, but there's a lot of stuff anyway.

Bob and I went to the wholesale club tonight to pick up a few things, and as soon as we walked in, I saw an office chair that I wanted. It's a sage green microfiber suede "manager's chair," which I guess is somewhere between a normal "office chair" and what they call "executive" chairs, i.e., it doesn't have the high back, but it does have arms.

It didn't have a price, and it was the last one, apparently the floor model. I liked it so much that I didn't want to leave without finding out how much it cost; we finally found someone who went to look it up, and she came back and said it was just under $100, so I decided to go ahead and get it. My chair at work isn't very good, but I haven't been motivated to get a new one--I just can't get excited about most of the bland, black chairs, and it's hard for me to spend that much money on something that I really don't care about.

Luckily, we were in the van, and Bob had taken out the back seats in preparation for going on his trip to Minnesota next week, so he was able to put it in the back. He said he'll take it down to the office for me sometime this weekend.

I'm looking forward to moving. It's always fun to get used to a new place, I think. It will be nice to have a dishwasher, although I can't imagine we'll use the stove much. Dave and Cello and I spent a good part of Friday cleaning out the kitchen cabinets and throwing away a LOT of old stuff. It'll be nice to have storage space, too. I guess I can keep my cans of soup in the kitchen now instead of in my file cabinet.

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