It is said that a change is as good as a holiday. CRAP!! Well maybe if ya bin down mine all month, a clean hand towel would be damned exciting.
But I have had a change and it does feel refreshing. My enthusiasm for making unsolicited changes to other peoples web sites has abated. I want now to get back to model making. My Immediate Goal: complete 42 Carver Lane and get it to it's rightful owner.
Problem: The PC melt down of several months ago had created a Great Wall of Monitors, that now surrounded my diminutive work space. Not only would I not be able to see my paint pots, I would run a real risk of spray painting the monitors. Can you remember what the space used to be like?
The way it was
Apres meltdown recovery
I have created a dependency on the two PC systems. Not 100% but certainly near 80%. The small (used), single monitor PC I bought, is now my Windows environment. I DONT WANT WINDOWS but it is unavoidable if I want to keep helping my "clients". The 2 screen system, that I built from the original pc that died, was Windows 10 but is now a Linux system. It is infinitely more reliable than the Windows PC. I can do almost everything I need to do, BUT! All my clients use the Microsoft tools, MS Word, Outlook etc. Hence my need for a Windows/Microsoft system. The client failures are always catastrophic and I am forced to use the MS tools to fix anything.
Fortunately, someone dumped two sets of 'lean to' shelfing units, in front of the flats. Initially I was going to ignore them. Where would I put them? But, after a couple of my usual, sleepless nights, I had an idea. I collected the accumulated detritus and dumped it all on the unused double bed. Having measured twice and scrubbed down once, I brought the two shelf sets inside, after draining the rusty water from the legs. Every shelf was filthy with ingrained dirt and baked on brake dust. I altered the top shelf configuration and had enough room to stand the 'landscape' All-in-One pc and the 'portrait' 27inch monitor.
The workspace is clear(ish). The two pcs are functioning as required. I see a new stream of articles for Carver Lane in my near future.