September 12, 2008

Y'all keep your fingers crossed for me

As some of you may know, about a year ago I was forced to move from a cozy office in an out of the way corner of the building to a more front and center office that at least facilitates interaction with my students.  When I moved, I had to leave all of the furniture except my file cabinet in the office, and I only got to take that because the person who moved in said it was too big for him to deal with.

This means that for the past year I have been making do with a crappy, old, MDF computer desk that has pull out shelves and no drawers that I managed to scavenge and 2 tiny borrowed bookshelves.  You sense a theme, here.  Yep.  No drawers.  So I have been living out of boxes.  My tiny desk is a mess, all cluttered with students' papers, office supplies, my computer, phone, and calendar.

A lot of people come to my office or pass my office.  And it is a frigging MESS.  It's despicable.  And I am SOOOO tired of it.

Unfortunately, there's just no money for office redo's.  However, my grant is ending and there's a small sum left in the supply budget.  So if the Dean approves, I am getting a REAL desk and a hutch.  WITH DRAWERS.  And CABINETS.  So I can put things away for the first time in over a year!!!!!

Pray for me and my office, folks, I need it fixed for my SANITY.

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Posted by: vw bug at September 12, 2008 01:28 PM

Hope there's scads of money left over and you can afford a plant as well. And maybe some paint... ;)

Posted by: pam at September 12, 2008 02:47 PM

*keeping my fingers crossed*

Prayers being uplifted.

Posted by: Lauren at September 14, 2008 12:48 PM

Is it too late to cross my fingers for you... I hope you get your office stuff - that's just silly to be working out of boxes. *sigh*

Posted by: Teresa at September 15, 2008 11:43 AM

Here's hopin'!

Posted by: Phoenix at September 15, 2008 01:49 PM

i can't think of a better way to use the left over dollars then to help make you more productive. good luck. let us know....

Posted by: zoey at September 16, 2008 09:06 PM