We’re moving out of our temporary digs today, at long last. (For temporary office space, where we were was more than adequate, but:
- We were in the basement, and thus had no windows at all.
- The office suite had an HVAC system of such intensity that we were at times vacuum-sealed into the building, and could only open doors with great effort and to the accompaniment of a giant sucking noise.
- This also meant that doors throughout the suite did not close so much as slam.
- The walls framing the offices were pre-fab, and hollow, and thus there was no such thing as a private conversation.
- In fact, the weird airflow through the hallways meant that any conversation taking place in any hallway could be heard in excruciating detail in every other part of the suite.
- Did I mention the no-windows part? The result of this was that I too frequently had no idea when it would:
- start raining, or
- become nighttime.
- Really, all of the above would have been completely fine, except that we were down there for a year.
I’m happily ensconced in my new office, but it’s just me and the furniture and the laptop in here now; the rest of my stuff should be showing up sometime this afternoon. Much unpacking will ensue; more posting will follow.