Thursday, January 31, 2013


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
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  1. Hello Larry,

    A very wise choice indeed and worth every penny to spare the aching back!
    A small lumbar cushion is worth it's weight in gold too. hihi

  2. I had years of back trouble as a consequence of a cheap, uncomfortable chair. Now I have an Aeron. Not cheap, but I went through several cheaper chairs until I got to the point where I would pay any amount if it stopped the back pain.

    Julian, G4ILO