I have yet to reach 10 hours of thesis writing time and that has been for two reasons. First, today is the first time I’ve been alone in the apt. I can’t write with my husband around. He gets offended when I say things like, “Do not talk to me unless the apartment is burning down.” In our old apartment the desk and all of my stuff for writing were in the living room. So, if he was home, he would either have to stay in the bedroom and not come out, or sit in the living room and not talk and not walk around and basically not do anything in order for me to be able to concentrate. Need I say that was essentially an impossibility?
Now, we are in our new, two bedroom apt. and the second bedroom is set up as an office. You’d think I’d be home free, right? You’d be wrong. The office is the least complete of all of the rooms in the apt. First of all, it has the boxes of books that go in the living room. Those boxes can’t be unpacked until Husband takes his work stuff into his new job (Thurs. is his first official day) because the work stuff is blocking the living room bookcases. In the living room boxes of books is a lot of my thesis stuff so I really need to unpack at least one of those boxes.
Second of all, in addition to the boxes, everything else that doesn’t currently have a home in the apt. is in the office. And, there is no space on the desk due to a large collection of computer wires that Husband says he’s going to organize. There’s no space to put your legs under the desk because a little file cabinet is there because there is currently no other place to put it because there are unpacked boxes in there, boxes which contain my thesis stuff. Argh!
So, not a lot of thesis writing going on.
So, my goal for the week is to get a work area set up in the office and find my thesis stuff. If I can sneak in an hour of writing, that would be great, too, but I’m not going to hold my breath.