Picture: Wooden deck chair and storm clouds at sunset over Lake Bomoseen, near Rutland, Berkshire region, Vermont

Wooden deck chair and storm clouds at sunset over Lake Bomoseen, near Rutland, Berkshire region, Vermont

This is it. One last post…

I don’t get a vacation this holiday weekend. My wife & kids do. They’re enjoying a weekend in the Sierra at my Sister-in-Law’s cabin near Arnold. I already took my vacation in Hawaii.

This weekend I’m moving my home office that has been base to my business for the last ten years. My son & daughter have been happily bunk-bedding it in the same room. But we always knew the day would come when my son would need his own room, and Dad would need to find a new office. After a year of figuring out what we were going to do as a solution, we had my Brother-in-Law build us an exterior stand-alone office on our property. She’s already called the painter to repaint what will become my son’s room, and she’s given me a deadline of Wednesday morning to be all moved out and the walls stripped clean.

I’m in one of those great purging states of mind. If it isn’t tied down or essential, it gets tossed or moved into deep, archival storage. I don’t know much about Feng Shui, but I already have a much different mindset about this new space; none of the old clutter is allowed.

The new office promises to be great, and will represent a great new start for me. I have a new corner desk and windows that look out at my lawn & garden.

So this is the last post I’ll be writing from this old office space, which will be momentarily “put out to pasture,” i.e. retirement, before being reborn into my (pre-)teenage son’s new room. I bid this space / place a fond farewell, and thanks for being “my office” for the last ten years.

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