In Texas I had a computer desk with a narrow drawer and a big drawer in the side, the slide out for the keyboard and a bookshelf type thing over the desk. I bought that desk in about 1992 when I bought my first computer. It’s had a rough life! It’s been moved at least 8 times. When it was fairly new, my ice maker spring a leak and the computer desk was on the wall behind the fridge and the legs stood in an inch or so of water for a few days before we knew we had a leak. Then we had a basement leak twice at the rental in Texas. Then the mini-split was up over the desk in the sewing room in Texas and at least three times, the a/c drain line got plugged and leaked on the desk so it had warped legs, warped top of the book case, warped desk top where the computer sat.
It was big, awkward looking and terribly heavy. I said “I don’t want to bring that desk!” Vince said “I can fix it!” No! I didn’t want to bring it. I have a very small place where I want to put it (just outside the sewing room door). I didn’t want any kind of bookshelf above the computer mainly because Boots thinks that’s the perfect launching spot for landing on my head or lap and from a few feet away, he hurts when he lands on me. So, the big, oak desk got left behind.
I want something minimal! If I have a 6′ desk, I’m going to put 12′ worth of stuff on top of it. I just want a place for a desktop, a pen and a notebook for taking notes when I’m doing things on the computer.
I didn’t want to spend a lot of money because once the current desktop is gone, I doubt we get another one. I can still sit at the desk with a notebook or tablet but it isn’t something I need for using a notebook or tablet.
Everything I found online that I liked and was within the range of what I wanted to pay, Vince would say “I don’t like it. It looks cheap. I’m not buying pressboard furniture!” Ughh!
This morning Vince was looking at things for sale in some kind of local ads and came across a little computer table that had been in a doctor’s office in Pittsburg, KS. He called them and they were selling the table, and a Dell desktop computer for $80. Vince showed it to me and it was almost exactly what I had been wanting. They had only had it about a year and said it was in brand new condition (and it is). I had seen that table online for $110 in silver or black. I would have preferred the silver but hesitated to order it because of the glass pieces and we have not had good luck with shipping lately. Vince said if Addie wants that computer, he will update the Dell to Windows 10. If she doesn’t, he’ll change it to a Linux OS and he’ll use it.
Here it is, in my little spot. Sorry for the tight shot – it’s surrounded by boxes.
I’m so happy to have found this little desk. It’s perfect for what I wanted.
The doctor and Vince hit it off. Vince had taught at Pitt State, which was just behind the doctor’s office. They talked about that, talked about the election. The guy asked Vince if he needed a shredder for $20. Vince said yes. We have a shredder in Texas but it’s not a great one. We got home and looked up the new to us shredder and that thing sells new now for $199. He gave Vince a nice little safe . . said “Here . . take this too!” Vince was so happy. He got some great deals and he’s done listening to me complain about not having my desktop set up.