First, let me admit this: the tall chair might be a dangerous addition to your office setup. Not giving up yet, and I'm not saying it was a bad idea, even. But if you're a little scattered at times (you caught me,) and you've been "doing it another way" for ages and ages, it's at least possible that you might hurt yourself. Like when it comes time to climb down from the chair at the end of a lengthy work session. Other than that, it's kinda' cool.
- Putting a step stool close by (thank you Granddaddy)
- Raising the round bar up high enough that you really can put your feet on it. You're less likely to unconsciously (or is it subconsciously? I'll ask Margot tomorrow - she keeps up with the distinctions and I do not,) mistake a chrome bar for a hardwood floor.
- Make a habit of rolling back from the desk (or drafting table if that's why you chose to buy a tall chair) at the end of a session, and consciously looking around before just jumping down.
Meanwhile, the desk setup is vastly improved, but I don't think my mouse pad is exactly where it needs to be. I have to find my notes, again, from the nice ergonomist who consulted with me on my office's setup. He gave me great suggestions. And if I find anything particularly useful, I'll fill you in.
Aside from that, this working from home business gets more and more familiar every day. Good thing. It's late and I'm about to resume my steady progress on one of my more fun projects. In a minute or two.
Well, I now know. Conerning word usage and #2, above, it's "unconsciously" as I initially wrote. Margot says so, and therefore I believe it. Thank you very much.
I love having friends who know stuff I do not.