My Desk

Discussion in 'Countryside Families' started by Ninn, Jan 9, 2007.

  1. Ninn

    Ninn Custom Crochet Queen

    Oct 28, 2006
    Susquehanna, PA
    Recently, I heard a rumor that underneath my computer and that monstrous pile of paper, there was actually a desk. This morning, I decided to find out. After an hour of throwing out old papers to be shredded and composted, sorting and filing bills and receipts and putting away cd-roms; I found the following:

    4 stuffed animals-a hippo, a jubjub and 2 hello kitties (all mine, btw)
    3 boxes of baby picture slides (also mine-looking for a projector)
    6 spiral notebooks in various stages of use
    1 accordion file for homeschooling (thought i lost it and bought another last week)
    1 set of manuals for my new furnace, which had NOT been filed like I thought
    20 empty jewel cases for cd's
    my hand lotion
    the chart for a cross stitch kit my daughter is working on
    my stapler
    the screwdrivers and pliers for working on my computer
    more candy and cookie wrappers than I care to count (this is a public computer, I am NOT eating all
    My printer!
    1 candle in a jar
    1 pencil cup with a million pens and markers in it (made by DS age 18 when he was 6)
    1 hammer
    1 staple gun
    1 basket with remote controls for the living room tv
    1 cd case(holds 128)
    1 family contact radio for camping (how it got here i will never know)
    2 boxes of floppy disks for schooling
    1 basket of pix for my geneaology project
    1 half full beer can........don't ask, don't ask

    I also found that there were a few things underneath that had gotten mislaid or just plain kicked under there:

    1 bag of multicolored crepe paper streamers for easter?
    1 large bag of poly fiber fill stuffing (i was wondering where that went)
    3 keyboards
    1 sound card, in static bag, with software
    8 bars of stick memory that do not fit my computer
    1spare monitor and tower (meant to be for DGD if DD ever comes for it)
    I box containing my genealogy research (so far behind......)
    I file box for homeschooling (i was wondering where that went......)
    1 pair of combat boots left at home to be re-soled
    1 briefcase ( i was...........)

    Just in case you are wondering how that all fits under there, my desk is made from an 8 foot long Bi-fold door supported by 2 filing cabinets. When it is clean and tidy, which never lasts long, 2 full computer setups will fit on it, with ample space for 2 users.

    I wonder how long I can keep it clean this time? It seems that any flat spot in my house automatically becomes a drop off spot for whatever people can't find a home for. This is definitely a flylady "hot spot". Daily fire prevention in this spot is hard, but necessary.

    Not bad for an hour's work.
  2. trixiwick

    trixiwick bunny slave

    Jun 9, 2004
    Southeastern PA

    Just for kicks and giggles, I took a quick look around my own desk, and here is what I found that some people might not consider office essentials:

    1) a few packets of soy sauce left over from a takeout lunch I bought probably three years ago. Hey, you never know when it might come in handy.

    2) probably 20 different hairbands, elastics and barrettes. I have long hair and it makes me INSANE when it starts getting in my way, so I need to make sure I can get rid of it when I need to.

    3) around 20 accumulated egg cartons people keep bringing in for me because they know I have chickens. I WISH my chickens laid this much.

    4) an iPod Mini that froze solid when I stupid took it backpacking in New Hampshire :rolleyes: , and which I cannot bring myself to throw away, even though I know it is as dead as dead can be.

    5) a roll of silver gift ribbon. Why someone would need gift ribbon but no wrapping paper? That I do not know.

    6) a two-inch-thick file of vacation brochures and itineraries that I can look through if work starts to annoy me. :)

  3. Lynne

    Lynne Well-Known Member

    May 10, 2002
    My desk has been recently cleaned so I cannot participate as well you two. Things are starting to pile up again - and why am I saving a drawer full of empty CD cases? :shrug:
    Still my kitchen table starts to look like Ninn's desk by the end of the week; especially since the gardening and horse catalogs are coming 5 -6 at a time everyday. :rolleyes:
  4. Junkmanme

    Junkmanme Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2006
    I thought I was the only person on Earth that has a messy computer desk!
    (I don't feel so inadequate now....)
    Just glancing at the desk, I SEE these things (most stuff is "buried"):
    digital camera, blood-pressure monitor, book on organic plant protection, hand-held calculator, pack of cigs, x-tra computer mouse, x-tra reading glasses, 2 pocket knives, hard candy, pens, pencils, clothes pin?, assorted unconnected pc cables, 1/2 roll of toilet paper (for blowing my nose), and 3 things that I have no idea what they are.............
    Don't want to spend an hour cleaning it today (would probably take 3 hours). (Why put something off until tomorrow, when you can put it off until "day-after-tomorrow"? Besides, it's a nice day outside and I have some things I NEED to do outdoors!!!!)