A hearty thanks to Randy K7AGE and Ken KK4EIR for their comments on regarding my shack clean up.  Each of them mentioned how the metal folding chair that I use must be uncomfortable.

Indeed, they nailed it right on the head.  This thing (on which I am now sitting) is very uncomfortable.  And if I sit too long, my lower back and hips start to complain. So for long operating and building stints, I have to get up and move around, or I will pay for it later.But until they brought that to my attention, I just lived with it and didn’t give it too much thought.

So I went to the site and looked at office chairs, and I found this one.

It was available at a very decent price (on special).  I know it’s not a super cushy leather job like a Fortune 500 Company CEO would use; but I can’t afford one of those.  This is a budget office chair, and I’m on a budget –  I guess it’s a match made in Heaven.
I placed an order and am having it delivered to the local Staples here in South Plainfield.  It should be available for pickup on Monday. So I guess I’ll just have to tough it out for a few days more.
I put a piece of remnant carpet down where the chair will be so that the casters don’t get all mucked up from the concrete floor.  This is turning out better than I thought and I am really starting to enjoy coming down here a lot more than I had before – and I’ve always enjoyed my shack a lot, even when it was a pig sty.
72 de Larry W2LJ
QRP – When you care to send the very least!

Larry Makoski, W2LJ, is a regular contributor to and writes from New Jersey, USA. Contact him at [email protected].

3 Responses to “Thanks!”

  • Randy K7AGE:

    Next is a local coffee pot.

  • Frank Howell, K4FMH:

    No, no, no, Randy! He needs to have one of those new-fangled plastic plumbing lines with a spigot run from the kitchen to the shack….especially for contesting! 😉



  • Bill - WA8MEA:

    It took me a while to figure it out, but NOTHING beats a good office chair! For years I used everything from lawn chairs to Archie Bunker chairs. My first office chair was a cheapo from Big Lots and didn’t have arm rests. It barely survived a few months. I graduated up the price chain, finally realizing one almost has to break the $100+ mark to get a chair that is not only comfortable, but lasts. I’ve got a nice, plush covered chair at present. I’ve had it for a couple of years now. I like the idea of having the ham stuff in front of me, and having the computer stuff and shelf with tools, manuals and magazines in back of me, and just swiveling the chair around to write little ditties like this.

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