And now, as promised, pictures of my workspace before I got my first desk in 8 years and now that I finally have one.
Here is the work space before the change. And yes, I'm messy, it's the end of the semester, no need to make me feel even worse about it than I already do.
And here is the new work space. Now I can have all my reference books right where I work. There is no need to run upstairs to get them every five minutes or leave them strewn around on the floor.
And this is how the living room looks now that I have removed all the work-related mess:
I'm absolutely loving this new arrangement.