Thanks for all the doggy input. Still many things to think about but contemplating dog ownership has been a welcome distraction.
My small living space continues to evolve. The desk that was in the room was driving me NUTS. The glass work surface was totally impractical and there wasn’t much space to keep things stowed away. After a part of the desk simply snapped off, I headed over IKEA in search of a new work surface. Much improved I think:
One’s for me and the other’s a gift. After swearing up and down that I was not going to make any holiday gifts, I changed my mind. I figure between unemployment, rainy weather, and a ridiculous fabric stash, I’ve got nothing to lose. (The pattern can be found here.)