The Raz Man prefers anonymity....he's a rather elusive creature that shuns Facebook, blogs, and pretty well all social media. He will however tolerate a mention on the blog, on the condition that he's not mentioned by name, and never a photo. So...he may or may not be chuffed to discover that he home office is featured today.
This room is right next to the kitchen and used to be a laundry room and a washroom. Not one to waste precious square footage on the main floor for a laundry room, we moved the plumbing to the basement, which freed up some prime real estate for a bright, spacious office with both North and West windows. It has however, been a catchall for all the odd bits of furniture that don't work anywhere else in the house. Until yesterday, it had a dog friendly rug (purchased when we had old dogs) (which we do again) an old dresser without a home, 2 mismatched chairs, the cat scratching post, and a MULTITUDE of junk that got dumped on the bookshelves.
I am on an ELIMINATION MISSION. I am trying to have the bare minimum number or items needed to function. I pulled the rug from another room, took my non functioning kitchen table (it has stretchers on both ends, so no chair can pull in or be tucked under) and made it the desk. A lamp, a good tidy up of the books, a wooden caddie with sections for holding desk junk like USB keys and stamps etc, and my potted orchids to add a little color. In an effort to minimize, the drapes have been donated to Boy Child as well as the former rug. The bowls of food and water are not for the Raz Man, but rather for the cat who needs her food elevated to stop Monsieur Balto from eating it.
And for those of you with really good eyes may be frowning at the little "trading card" naked lady on the window ledge. It's one of those cards the street "vendors" in Vegas hand out so you can call up a girl for the evening. I picked it off the sidewalk in Vegas and have kept it. It surfaced yesterday when cleaning up the shelves. I put it on the window ledge to see how long it takes him to notice it.