I'm now relocated to my new office area at one end of the dining room.
There's still a lot of boxes to sort through, but my shelves are starting to fill up, and essential items are at hand.
Ever since we got broadband at home we've had a router (we're on our second one) and it's started to wear out, so at the end of last week I contacted our broadband supplier and moved to the latest device. Plus I asked if we could replace our old rental phone with a newer model, and yes we could do that too.
The new equipment arrived this morning, so I've got some reading to do before I start connecting anything.
Technology has moved on so much in the last five years and it will also improve the space available for the essentials.
I've still got a big box with books, manuscripts and stationery to empty and arrange on the shelves, so it's still a work in progress, but I can start working meanwhile.
I can now sit at the computer out of the way of the rest of the family, and sheltered from the everyday noise and movements through the house. And when the phone rings I'm there to answer.
And best of all I can't see the tv...