We stopped off at Focal Wood - the business of Carlyle Lehman - before coming to Goshen. Carlyle measured our spaces, and we looked at his samples. We decided on the type of furniture and the placement in about an hour and he said we could pick it up at the end of the month. On the designated day - I felt like it was Christmas morning!
We drove the half hour to Nappanee and Carlyle got to work installing the furniture.
|We're parked at Focal Wood Products to get our new furniture installed|
Here's the finished dining room/office. We put the printer in place to be sure it fit. Then Carlyle started on Jim's office in the living room.
Up till now Jim had to put his computer on a TV tray, and we got lots of comments about 'poor Jim.' I made sure I had a computer desk in my area. We took my desk to a local Good Will. It's no more Poor Jim! Here's Carlyle installing Jim's desk.
Yes, Carlyle is Amish and many people believe you can't take pictures of the Amish. Not true. What they can't do is *pose* for pictures because that is considered a sign of pride. It's pride that is against their religion, not pictures. Rarely do any Amish people take pictures .. no family albums, no pictures on the wall.
|Jim's desk and storage shelves|
|Chris' office. My commute from breakfast to work is simply swiveling my chair!|
|The cabinets left of the dining table are slide out pantry drawers. And the cupboards in the middle are storage too.|
|No more complaining about working on a TV tray!|
|Notice the slideout printer tray lower right. And the TV on the wall is connected to another computer operated with the wireless keyboard on Jim's desk.|
|Now *that's* a file drawer! And there's still room for shoes by the door.|
|This window sill would never have occurred to us if we hadn't seen it in FocalWood's brochure. |
What a great finishing touch!
|No Odie ... you can't have the wine.|
|We're getting much more sociable now that we have the facilities. |
Here's our friend, Al Hesselbart over for dinner. Notice that the table is extended with a leaf.