When we first moved to this house, I set up an office in the basement. But it was cold, and I hated being so isolated. I love working right in the middle of everything and have never had trouble concentrating. In fact, when my daughter was little she loved to squeeze in the chair behind me while I worked. I can also write with the TV on (although I’m finding as I get…ahem…older, I’ve tend to turn it off). I can write while the kids have friends over. While hubby watches sports. Nothing bothers me.
So after a couple of years in the basement, I finally invested in a laptop and moved upstairs. I worked on the couch for the next several years. I loved working there! I could prop my feet on the coffee table, so I never had any back or neck trouble. I worked with my laptop in my lap and loved it. However, my family grew tired of the accumulation of reference books and files that piled up at the end of the sectional.
When my college son came home for winter break, he said all he wanted for Christmas was for the couch to be clear (well, that and an iPhone). ;) He suggested I set up an office in the dining room and offered to move everything. It took me about three seconds to take him up on the offer.