November 9th, 2009

computer, computer monitor

New Monitor at Home

My 'old' flatscreen computer monitor here at home finally gave up the ghost. (sigh)

Anyway, I was forced to hook up a new (used, but nice) one to replace it.

I've been leaving the other one on 24/7 because otherwise it would blink for about 20 minutes before warming up (???) so that it stayed on. So it's going to be nice not to have to do that anymore!

When these monitors go out, they are gone -- and I suspect they have a pretty limited lifespan. But they certainly are nicer than the old monitors! I'm glad we have them -- both at home and at work!

I took some photos in Marilyn's mistressmarilyn office tonight while we were there. I want to share pics of my cube and her office. (I wish I'd taken some recent photos of my cube before packing it all away!) Hard to believe we're almost moved out of there!

work

Work From Home!

Marilyn mistressmarilyn just spent three hours working on her budgets here at home. I worked on my IT Manual and Phone System Manual part of that time -- and spent the rest of the time doing something that's pretty amazing for me, which was clearing off the desk in our home office.

I should have taken a 'before' photo, but didn't think to do that. Anyway, there's actually bare surface where we could work now. I've given us each a wire basket for folders and stuff. We plan to clean up more of the office soon, to get ready for when we're working together from home. The cyber office model is a good one, I think. I feel we can use that for our GREEN office mission, too, as every person who works from home is one less person on the roads driving to and from work (and so on).

Of course, as I've made clear forever, I've been doing work at home for years and years. It's actually the norm for me. I feel I'm probably more productive in many ways when doing work at home. (I take very few breaks, that's for sure.)

Well, Marilyn is playing Zuma (she's earned some game time) and I plan to, too, for a little bit. It's nearing midnight and we're back to work again tomorrow.

I can't wait until we get the office really organized and cleaned up.

And I can't wait until we get the WHOLE HOUSE organized and cleaned up, too! That's certainly our goal. But recent events have kept us either too busy or too sick to do much. But we're not going to give up on this, believe me.

Off to play Zuma now! (grin)