At last count, there were 83 books sitting on my little desk, illuminated by the meager light beneath the shelf. It’s the kind of light that goes off if I sit and read without moving for too long. The over-priced amazon white board sits to my left, its reflective surface making the light go just a little bit further and flashing my latest chapter diagram back at me.
I’ve discovered that if I angle myself exactly corner-to-corner, it is possible to fully extend my legs and take a nap on the floor, which is something of a discovery in a room so small that you can’t really open the door without hitting the chair. On the plus side, at least the chair is comfortable. Duly sun-faded and possibly as old as the CSS itself, but comfortable nonetheless.
The completion of chapter one marks a significant accomplish and one that I fully intend to revel in until I get Prof. Elphick’s comments back. The research for chapter two is scheduled, the readings for chapter three started, and the logic for chapter four partially solved, meaning that despite long hours (pushing 8 hours in this chair today), I remain on track.
It’s a good thing I like what I do, otherwise this tiny, little office space might be just enough to drive me crazy.