About two months ago, I moved into a new house. It’s my dream house – not because of the doggy door (that I’m constantly watching to make sure a snake doesn’t crawl in through) or the open kitchen and living room that lets me refill wine glasses without missing out on a minute of “The Bachelorette” (don’t judge, it’s a guilty pleasure… you know you have them too.)
It’s my dream house because of the built-in home office.
We lucked out. The woman who built our new house was an architect who also worked out of her home. It has perfect lighting and a window with a view… A VIEW! Every day I see at least one of the animals in the desert zoo we bought, including coyotes, rabbits, hawks, and javelinas (look those guys up if you’ve never seen one – they’re nasty, plant-eating, smelly creatures).
But there’s just one “problem” with this perfect home office. The ceilings are high and the floors are stained cement. Doesn’t sound that bad, does it? Aesthetically, it’s not, but get me on the phone and it’ll sound like I’m talking to you in a tin can (or on the can, which is quite a bit worse)!
So, it’s time to hang some stuff on the walls. I keep putting it off because hanging stuff isn’t something I love to do. For years, I’ve used push pins to get those artwork and wall hangings to stay up. Most of the time it works! But for the type of wall hangings I’m putting up (the kind that’ll minimize the echo and make me sound a lot clearer on the phone), I need some power tools.
Confession time: Power tools scare me.
The thought of drilling the holes in the wrong places, hitting a stud, or ruining the dry wall is enough to make me do whatever I can to revert back to using the minimal damage causing push pins. And that’s the strange part. For somebody who hates using power tools, I must say – I use them every day in the online world… and I love them.
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