$30,000 and 5 months later…
We’re currently putting the finishing touches on our new home office. Those of you that have been reading for a few months will know that we had a veritable flood of sorts in the downstairs half of our house following a deluge of rain. Bad waterproofing done by a previous owner had left us with a very soggy ground floor level, and no insurance to cover repair costs.
Well, 5 months and $30,000 later, we’re ready to move back in. We’ve ordered our new office furniture which should be here in a week or so, and we’re very excited. Of course, I want to make it that extra special, and I’ve found a couple of things that will make it just that.
First off, we both have skype phone numbers now. We use it as a business line and for a variety of other online uses skype is just unbeatable. But we also don’t want heaps of phones downstairs, well here’s what I saw on Gizmodo today.
The Linksys CIT300..
It’s a dual-mode cordless phone that will do both my Skype calls and normal analog calls. One phone, two different systems. It’ll be great to have that set up and it will make life easier. Read the specs here.. Linksys CIT300
The other piece of hardware goodness comes via Belkin. My surge protector powerboards are currently ugly, ugly things. These new boards by Belkin are attractive and practical. I just have to decide which one I want. They come in three varieties: the Concealed, the Clamp-On, and the Compact. I’m leaning towards the just on aesthetics and form factor. Nice and tidy. I could show you pictures of all three, but you can just go here to do that. Make sure you check out the Concealed though..They sure look better than the mess of cables I currently have everywhere.