I am sooooo happy to finally be finished with the moving! My wife and I worked diligently to get the new space painted and cleaned and I am really happy with the results.

My awesome friends helped me move everything in just a few hours on Sunday. I was able to get my drawing and computing areas set up with only a few things left such as connecting speakers and setting up my PC/MAC network. I was bummed at first because the building only gets DLS for internet- no cable. BUT, I must report that I am pleasantly surprised with my dedicated business DSL line, which can download at approx 350k a sec. Not too bad considering the DSL I used to have in my old apartment only got 85k a sec downloads.

I have a lot of work to do as always so I am having trouble getting the rest of the move-in stuff completed. I need to drive (1.5 hours each way) to Ikea and get some book shelves before I can unpack my books and toys. I have a lot of both! There just isn't enough time.

Here are a couple of pics as things are now, but I'll be changing things as I get some more furniture and get completely settled in. The larger space is awesome but not too comfy yet. I need to get a table with chairs as well as a sofa before I will feel 100% at home. Some new window dressings would be nice too.


Moving to a new studio!

I know it has been a few weeks since I posted but I have been very busy. There hasn't been a lot of news lately so I've also had trouble coming up with topics.

As the title says, I'M MOVING TO A NEW STUDIO!!!! Yes, I am very excited about it! I'll be going form 125 square feet to 500 square feet for only about $80 a month more. I should be able to start moving in next week. I'll have to clean the place up and do some basic wall painting first. I also want to go to Ikea and get some new book shelves... maybe some other stuff too. Going to Ikea is dangerous for my bank account because I get into this odd trance and want to buy everything in their enormous store. I can tell by the glazed eyes of the other shoppers that I am not the only person that gets this way ;)

Here is a layout plan of the new space. I have included all of my existing furniture in its current layout to show exactly how much more space I will have.
Check out some photos of the new space. The doorway with the green trim has been removed and the wall is all patched up.
The broken window is now fixed. Look at all the dust on the light fixtures! The space used to be part of a woodworking business. The whole business is gone but there is still plenty of sawdust.
Here's the maintenance guy for scale. Nice, high ceilings
I'm not sure what color scheme I'll use yet. I always have a hard time deciding that sort of thing. Hopefully my friends will have some suggestions.

Still need to call the phone company and get a line into the office. No cable so my only internet option is DSL. Not ideal but the studio is only 5 minutes from my house so I can drive home to upload or download really big files.

I'll post some more pics when I start working on the space.