As threatened, here’s a picture of the new setup:
Computer business on the left side, longhand stuff on the right side.
Cleaning those things up took a while. I thought the corners had a bit of wear on them, but it turned out to be dark grime from years and years of people rubbing their paws across the edges daily. I used liberal amounts of germ-killing cleaner and elbow grease, and there’s very little wear on the wood underneath. Getting those desks into the house was an adventure as well–in the most narrow dimension, the computer desk is precisely as wide as our front door, and we only got the desk through said door after removing the drawer handle. The other desk, being wider by a few inches, had to take a ride on the dolly around the house and through the patio sliding glass door, which had to have its handles and door stop removed to open sufficiently wide.
Anyway. Now they’re all set up, and it’s time for me to have a drink and look forward to this:
Lamb shanks braised in red wine, with garlic, onions and carrots. Yum.