Sorry for the lengthy intro... hopefully it will provide you with a break from what ever you were working on, or better yet, a solution to a problem that you might have.
Well, after many years of dreaming of being "free" to work from anywhere I can get a decent internet connection, I finally landed "the job" that will allow us to travel! For the curious, I am a systems engineer (specializing in Citrix) for a major computer company (based in Texas).
We live in north central Texas (DFW area) and my corporate office is in Boston, MA. So, I am what's referred to as a "remote employee". Other than demonstrating that I appear to know what I'm doing, I have to pretty much meet two things.
1 - Have a decent internet connection, so I can be signed in M-F, 8-5 and be on call for a week, once every 7 weeks.
2 - I am expected to have a "work space" that isolates me from other people or a main living area (where TV's or people can be a distraction).
At home (sticks and bricks), I have a nice, dedicated "office".
Our previous RV (2010 Keystone Sprinter 318FLS) really couldn't fulfill the #2 requirement. So... what better excuse to trade it in and get a new (bigger) RV??
But our RV requirements also factor in.
- 4 seasons (and full time) rated
- 4 door fridge
- full size couch
- double recliners, across from big TV
- lots and lots of counter space
- lots of cabinets and drawers
- full size microwave
- dual air conditioners
- lots of basement storage
- big shower
- king bed
- large closet
Well, you can see where this is going. Time for a new 5er! And fortunately we happen to have a good solid 2007 Ford F350 XLT 4x4 DRW Supercab 6.0L (with a B&W setup) tow rig. (I like to think of it as foresight).
So we traded in the TT for a new 2014 Columbus 365RL. Did a lot of looking, but we felt that it was the best fit for us in terms of functionality, looks, quality and price.
Just one minor problem. See job requirement #2, above, and that is what this post is about. Designing and installing a desk in the bedroom. AND... it must be large enough for dual monitors (or a my laptop and an extra monitor).
More in my next post, including the obligatory pics.