Monday 9 August 2021

Belated 6th Anniversary of the birth of the Man Cave

Afternoon #warmongers and #warhammercommunity I've had my man cave for 6 years now, it was originally installed on 27th July 2015 and once again I've been a little busy this year to remember to celebrate on the day.

I say busy, I mean actually busy doing nothing! I had some time off at home and rather than do some jobs I've just been chilled, watching the Olympics and then we got a new cat so that's required way more attention than I was expecting.

Anyway, getting into the man cave of late for hobby hasn't been too easy but prior to that it had become my home office. I must have moved into here in September/October last year and I didn't really prepare very well for it. I didn't tidy up too much and it has been problematic sharing hobby and work space. I also discovered how cold it could get in winter and how hot it got last month.

I had made plans to install some additional insulation on the floor as even with the heater on in winter it can get warm in the top of the shed but still very cold at floor level - my feet were freezing! I may regret not doing anything about it come winter but just sourcing the materials was a pain because you can't really get 25mm foil backed insulation delivered in small amounts. They don't want to sell two sheets so they charge a fortune for delivery. It got to the point where I was completely discouraged from doing it. Having to source all the materials and find a time frame [48-72 hours] to remove everything, install the flooring, apply anti-mould paint around  the bottom half of the walls and furniture. Install a new carpet and replace everything - it was just too much faffing.

So, we'll just have to see how next winter goes. I have a new office chair, and I mean a proper Herman Miller Mirra office chair [worth £650] it's second hand but it was free and immeasurably more comfortable than my old one. Mesh seat and lumbar support is a boon, but it's airiness may feel cold in the winter. Again, we'll just have to see, but I made the right choice in accepting it.

 So, here we are, 6 years on and I had no idea the Man Cave would become a 'working from home office'. Without it I'd probably be back in the office, but thankfully this will keep me effective and safe for a good few more months yet.

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