About a year and a half ago the building I live in had a water pipe break under the building and the foundation sunk a little and my apartment started sprouting cracks in the walls from the foundation shifting. Landlords being what they are sometimes, not very apt to jump right in and fix things waited for months before the cracks were fixed. We then engaged in a long stand off over painting my place because they didn’t want to pay painters to move my furniture although the damage was not my fault.
The stand off finally broke last month and over the past few weeks my apartment has been getting painted, one wall at a time, so that I can continue to run my business with out too much disruption. Both my living room and dining room serve as my work space for my business. I have stuff everywhere — the place is jam packed with shelving, desks, and the standard living rooom and dining room furniture. It’s been quite an ordeal moving stuff around and trying to work in the midst of it all, but I’m enjoying the new look tremendously.
I have to say, it’s amazing what a fresh coat of paint can do for your perspective. Today, I will be off line for a few hours while the the final wall in my office space/living room is painted.