Wednesday, October 1, 2008

New Job....Sort of...





I have been looking for fulltime work for a couple months. We have a daughter in college and money has been tight around here. I also have extra time on my hands since my “mothering” days are not as much in demand as my daughter has moved into her own apartment. Anyhow, I was looking for a job in a nearby town and my husband and I were seriously thinking about the adventure of moving closer to shopping and “take-out”. We even started getting rid of quite a bit of accumulated JUNK anticipating a move!

Well to make a long story short, the job that I am presently working at offered me full time work with benefits. So instead of working 25 hours a week I am now at my office for 8 hrs. a day. And, we will be staying in our home for a few more years.

Since my office is now going to be my home away from home, the first order of business has been to “decorate”. I am an administrative assistant at my church and am the first person to have that job so the office that they gave me was actually a storage room with no heat, air conditioning or window, just pipes and wiring running everywhere… I have made the best of a poor situation and am actually liking the fact that I am downstairs and at the end of a hall and that I can work uninterrupted because no one can find my office! Here are the before and after photos…

Once again while my sister was visiting I drug her down there to help out and she even did the shopping and picked up fabric for my make over… Here is a photo of her hanging fabric to cover the pipes that were everywhere. Thanks Lindy… I still have painting to do. The paint I picked out looks awful on the wall so I’m taking it back to see if they can add some brown to it to tone it down.


4 comments:

Joan Fricker said...

Oh wow Kay, what a difference a little fabric makes in your office.
Lindy did a great job. I am sure you enjoy going to work every day a lot more than you did before the decorating was done.

Thanks for sharing where you spend your days!

Joan

Carolynn said...

hmmm....am i seeing some yellow on the bi-fold closet doors? the last two photos don't enlarge! (not that my REAR needs me be enlaraged!!) i REALLY LIKE the scripture lettering! good job!

Carolynn said...

and....don't forget the TRIM around the desk skirt!! :)

Knitting Kris said...

Holy cow - I totally missed the news that the church was hiring you full time! Congrats! Can I stop by your new digs for a visit?