I know a bunch of folks have been moving lately...and besides, I did a little thing the other day, so—what are your recent home improvements?

I’ve had this desk for ten nearly ten years now. When we moved to CT so I could go to law school, I had a sort-of desk. Years before, I had built a nice oak case for an older electric piano for Spouse (long story). When it was replaced by a real piano (“The Mother of All Pianos,” or MOAP, which we also moved to CT, longer story) I stripped the guts out of the case and made a lid out of plywood and counter-top plastic for a desk. Unfortunately, rather small, no drawers, etc.

First day of law school orientation, I’m on my way home and this enormous gray desk is sitting on someone’s lawn with a “free” sign taped to it. Two blocks from the house we were renting. I sped home, grabbed Oldest Child and we walked/wrangled it home. We’ve moved a couple of times, but I still like it—it’s 30" deep, so I have room to work.

Anyway, I was in Ikea the other day and noticed this black Micke desktop unit. I did a quick estimate for size, brought it home, and it fit. I did have to drill a hole in the desk for cables...