Sunday, 18 February 2007

DIY Escapades

My old computer used dial-up, and I had a separate phone line in the spare room just for internet access. My new broadband connection, however, is in the sitting room, and so I've had my new computer perched on top of a small table so that I can blog and email to my heart's content, albeit by balancing the keyboard on my lap. I'd intended to get an extension for the cable, and move the computer into the study where it belongs, but hadn't quite managed to get myself organised...

However, the table on which I have been perching my new computer did not react well to the extra load, not helped by the fact that Sylvester cannot see a horizontal surface without wanting to jump on it. One of the castors came off. I need some more shelf space anyway, and there are some rather good computer workstations in Argos. So, yesterday, I went along with a friend to see what they had available.

I was very pleased Angela had come along with me - the instructions inside the flatpack boxes warned that help might be needed (practically the only written information given... the rest is in picture form... and far from idiot-proof!) We spent most of the evening trying to figure out what bits went where... losing several screws in the intricacies of the carpet design didn't help!!

Sylvester approves of the new shelving... he has spent a fair amount of time weaving in and out of all the little sections. Now all I have to do is transfer the computer to its resting place...

UPDATE: I haven't transferred very much stuff yet... this is a temporary spot... but I'm happy to say that it's an improvement on the small-table-and-lap arrangement !

4 comments:

northern cleric said...

Wireless broadband would have been easier!

Stephen Wikner said...

Can we see Sylvester? As a relatively recent visitor to your site, I may have missed previous appearances.

Mac McLernon said...

Heheheheh... I shall try to photograph him when he returns from harassing the local wildlife!

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