In addition to doing a lot of website maintenance (both here and over at www.homelovebooks.com) I am also doing a massive overall of my home office. When I bought my house I had the perfect small room downstairs to turn into a home office, it had these great built in shelves for my millions of books, and room for a small desk. I figured this was going to be the perfect reading room and place to do some minor work. Only I ended up spending much more time in the room doing way more than just reading, and the room did not meet my needs at all.
So in the end I had to rip everything out. And I mean everything. If any of you own a house that is more than 40 years old you know that when you start taking things apart you find all the insane ways previous owners have installed things and you really find out how time has taken a toll on things like drywall. So what was going to be a small paint and built in desk reno, well, it turned in to taking everything out and replacing literally every last piece of that room from the studs. I am hoping by the end of May I will have at the very least a workable office (code for the desk will be installed and the baseboard will be in). Building the custom bookshelves is going to take some time and decorating the place will take every more time. But in the end this is where I am going to be spending most of my time both reading/reviewing for HLB and finishing up work on my books. Anytime to make me more productive is a win in my book.
Sometime later this week I will post about the Gilmore Girls Challenge and talk about what it is going to mean for both this site and HLB. I’m hoping it’s something fun that everyone can enjoy and I’m actually really excited about it, so stay tuned.