Coinciding as it did with Hallowe’en this year, I almost didn’t get any extra modelling done for daylight savings hour. But then, I was awoken by an incident on one of the servers at work right at the moment that clocks went back, or at least most of the clocks went back. So, while waiting for time to catch up with the future, I had an hour to play.
Speaking of work, this whole work from home business has been a pain in the backside. Literally. When in the office, I’m up and down and using whiteboards, and going to meetings all day long. Nowadays, with back-to-back meetings on Zoom and Miro, I can go hours without standing at all. A couple of weeks ago, this resulted in me throwing out my back for the first time in years for no reason whatsoever. I’ve decided I need a standing desk.
In the interim, I’m using a pile of cardboard boxes, but I’ve long been planning some shelves for photo albums and other items in front of the staging yard. I used the Daylight Savings hour to sketch a design in OnShape.
The room is small, and everything from desk surfaces to the futon does double-duty here. So, the shelves incorporate a step so operators can more easily access the staging yard ladder and crossover. The top of the shelves folds down to provide the desk surface, and, if it can be made strong enough, it will also serve as a window seat.