This morning, I started off in the office. I ended up moving into the dining room, but as the sun moved west across the sky, light started pouring into the dining room windows too. That's when I had an Aha! moment. My spare bedroom - a room that I barely use - is on the north side of the house. It never gets direct sunlight, regardless of the time of day.
And so, I present to you my new office:
Don't judge me for my phone. Mickey never runs out of batteries.
It comes with its own problems. That's a tight space, and there isn't room for my two monitors and docking station that I usually use for work.
Making room for the desk meant displacing the armoire and leaving the bed with no side tables... I suspect the armoire is going to end up being moved down to the basement. This setup also gives the cat the opportunity to launch himself onto the armoire, which would be fine if he didn't use his claws when he doesn't *quite* make the jump. The armoire may be going to the basement for now, but it's a nice piece of furniture that I don't want to see covered in scratches.
It also leaves the other room without a purpose, although that might be more a positive than a negative. I'm thinking a Nest Chair, a few shelves full of books across the back wall and a tiny desk to hold the Mac could make that room into a nice library.