Yesterday, my wife Julie bought me a new chair. We went over to Toftwood, and purchased it second-hand, from a nice young woman. It had been her son’s cherished computer chair, but they were moving, and needed the space. It was in excellent condition, looking almost as good as new. It has a mesh back panel, and everything on it is adjustable. A lumbar support and variable neck cushion will be most welcome, and there is good resistance at the back, to keep me sitting straight. The wheeled base moves easily, allowing me to scoot around the small room that we use as a sort of office. There are generous arms on the chair too, which is nice if I want to sit back, and contemplate my next blog post. The seat cushion is large and roomy, putting no pressure on the back of my legs, but offering a firm perch during the hours spent at the computer. It was a great gift.
‘So what?’ I can imagine you might well be wondering this, and why I have bothered to take your time (and mine) writing a post about something as mundane as an office chair. How can I get so excited about something that most bloggers take for granted? There is a very good reason. I use a PC, so cannot sprawl on a sofa or comfy armchair, as I tap away at a laptop, or tablet. For the last two years, I have sat on a dressing table stool. This has served well-enough. It is solid wood, built by Ercol, with a decent black vinyl padded seat. It was an expensive item in its day, and is still serving its intended purpose well. But it is low, and has no back, sides, or arms. After a few hours at the computer, typing away, it can play havoc with my back and legs.
So, I have finally graduated to a chair, something I considered well-worth writing about. We have also put an offer on some office furniture; book-cases, and a large desk. If we can arrange collection of those, we will be on our way to finally having a real office. It never ceases to amaze me what I can get excited about these days. But I am. Honest.