Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Cord Tamer

Yup, that's me, the Cord Tamer. Jill has been in Santa Fe at Bead Fest. Initially, I was going to go too, but we decided I would stay home to cut costs. I took 4 days of vacation anyway, and decided I would get some stuff done around the house.

Unfortunately, I had gone to my son's house to babysit for him last weekend and Alexis has had a cold. Of course, I came down with a cold too. I guess that's not unexpected when you munch on a kid that has a runny nose and cough. I couldn't help myself. So I've been feeling pretty lousy, and haven't done a darn thing but sleep, read, and do a little beading.

Jill is on her way home today, and I wanted to accomplish at least ONE thing while she was gone. I decided once and for all to tame the computer cords. Because the computer is in front of a window, Maggie gets in there and is always getting tangled up in the cords. I wish I'd taken a "before" picture, but I didn't think of it. We have a printer, a scanner, a label printer, a postage machine, a wireless router, and the box to run the cable. Each one of those accessories has a cord to the computer and a cord to a power source, in addition to the power sources for the monitor and computer themselves.


I went to IKEA and got a couple of these. You wouldn't want to look at the BACK of the desk, but I'm pretty happy with the results.


  1. I'm so proud of Mom for getting this monster all taken care of, because it was SCARY! The desk is an Ikea table that has a side wing that can be extended or not. LOVE it!

  2. Thanks for the desk info, Jill! Welcome back to warm weather.