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Forum topic by newbiewoodworker posted 08-15-2011 02:02 PM 959 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-15-2011 02:02 PM

Since I am going to be a Junior in High School this year, I have decided, that my current study methods just aren’t working. I have tests that tell me I am Harvard material… but some of my grades say I am Garbage Collector material….

So my grandmother gave me an idea, that I am going to talk to my father about, but figure maybe some concept pictures might be a good idea first; Converting our unused downstairs living room(roomy, currently my father sleeps down there, however as part of the deal, he would get my bedroom(his parents sleep in the master) since I sleep on the couch which I find comfortable) into a study area/living space for me. It would also provide some segregation between me and the rest of the family for those times when it seems nuclear bombs should be going off.

The room certainly needs some work, so I am going to ask him to consider giving me some money if he agrees(or paying for) to fix it up a bit. The walls need a coat of paint, the carpet has had it; its gloomy down there. Maybe some of my woodworking skills(or lack there of lol) will come in handy. Granted he has been boycotting my woodworking, just to “stick it to me.” Unfortunately if I do add any furniture[a big ‘if’ since I ended up quitting my job this year since it gave me nothing but measly pay, headaches, and I wanted to be rested for school. I intended on doing woodworking for the remainder of the summer, selling some knick knacks at the local farmers market(like cutting boards), but I think one of the reasons that he began trying to make my life miserable, was that the boss was his friend] it would probably be mostly IKEA, since my budget doesn’t included solid wood, haha. It seems as soon as I quit, tons of expenses come up, such as my computer dieing again, now once a month, so I have to pay to have that fixed, and I think I am going to buy a laptop for schoolwork only, not a technological marvel, but one that I don’t have to worry as much about getting viruses and such on, that can do research and word-processing. It really is no fun to have the hard drive die, and lose a major paper or something.

But so anyway, any ideas that you might have for a study? The room is maybe 15ftx24.. or so… it is interrupted by a set of pillars, however it is mostly an open expanse, with a wood stove. The only real downfall is every time the 6yo runs across the floor upstairs, its noticeable. However Its better than being at the dining room table with him running by. It currently has a couple beds(one unused, grandparents decided it had to be stored here, not down the cape where it was) a TV, and a few clothing racks…. Not to mention a MIG welder that I have been meaning to run the electrical for, lol.

But yea, I would, hopefully set it up as a study giant study, with maybe eventually a couch, It would have my desktop computer in there, as well as my study desk.


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#1 posted 08-15-2011 02:49 PM

good morning brendan

it is good that you have a chance to have a place to study

all i can say is nose to the grindstone

your chance at life on your terms is still in the wings

lay low and study
don’t make waves at home
they will only crash on you

enjoy your youth while you can
it has a way of disappearing quick
when you hit the streets

right or wrong
family is for life

make the most of it

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 08-15-2011 03:46 PM

Always an inspirational comment from you David.

-- "Ah, So your not really a newbie, but a I betterbie."

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