The new old desk

§ May 29th, 2001 § Filed under life around us, weather and other phenomenom § Add a comment

Another Tuesday!

Went to Home Depot and Staples for like the third time in three days. Yesterday was definitely the most memorable of the three visits. HUGE black clouds, downpouring rain, half inch diameter hail. I had to sit in the car a few minutes after the hail started and I realized that

  • the windows were totally fogged up inside because of the drop in temperature
  • the car was shaking back and forth because of the wind buffeting it
  • the hail was a mixture of 1/4 and 1/2 inch pieces and very firm looking.
  • the raindrops were huge
  • when it started it was like someone upending a bucket of rain overhead – whoosh!
  • when I finally opened the car door, opened the umbrella and stepped out, the water in the parking lot was over my ankles!

all this in just a few, maybe three minutes. Amazing.

Today’s trip was looking for a storage something to go with my little computer desk set up. My folks had given me the student desk that was mine, well when I was a student. It’s got a hardwood top and chrome legs and sort of a salmony-pink color metal storage unit on the left of the kneehole. Inside the top, horizontal section there it has a stamped logo that says “Heywood Wakefield.”

Last night for grins, I put this into metacrawler and lo and behold, much of Heywood Wakefield furniture is collectible. It’s even being reproduced! Most of what I saw didn’t look anything like my little student desk. Most of it was steamed and curved wood furniture – very modern in a 50′s-60′s sort of way and reminiscent of deco and scandinavian stuff. No I didn’t find that people were willing to pay large sums of money for my little desk.

Anyway, it’s a pleasure to have a desk to put my powerbook on and put my knees under. Much better than perching on the edge of another desk with a desktop on it. But I need a little more storage than the old desk can give me. I will say that my travel case for the laptop fits just so into one of the two vertical slots in the desk. Perfect!

So I’m on the look out for a storage unit that will fit within 20 X 21 inches or so. I thought one of those tall skinny units would be just the ticket but no one was willing to sell me one today. LOL – if I weren’t looking for one, they’d be dime a dozen.


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