Today I made a breakthrough. My room was stuffy and it was a bit hot but not hot enough for air conditioning. I wasn’t sure what to do. Until I spied my window. “Can I open it?”. Well, apparently I can! I’ve opened it before but for some reason had to close it almost immediately. I think someone was burning rubbish. Whatever reason that caused me to close it isn’t around today though, and it’s a delight!
Today there is a cool breeze and occasionally a nice woodsmoke smell. The stuffiness has eased and the temperature is optimal.
Apart from finding this room and claiming as my own private office, I’ve not really done anything to improve the space (well, I put those postcards on the windowsill I guess). It’s a little bit dank, but the view is lovely, and I really love my little space.
I’m sure I would have benefited from paying it some attention (I do spend far more time in this little 4x4m space than anywhere else) but I was just so pleased to have a permanent office that until now I haven’t given it a second thought. There are actually moldy patches on the walls and ceiling (and a leak I discovered last week), piles of junk in the corner.
I will miss my office and am well aware that I will soon be rejoining the world of cubicles. Back to noise, listening to other people’s phone conversations and mobile phone ring tones. Wow, I’m really going to love the pants off this office for the short time we have left together.