Working from home isn’t new for me but staying home for meetings is. Many of those meetings are held using “ZOOM”. My home office isn’t an ideal place for a meeting. For one thing, the cat keeps photobombing and my husband sometimes shows up in the video.
Over the weekend I rearranged some of the furniture in a bedroom that is used as a guest room. I don’t anticipate hosting any overnight guests for the rest of the year. The room has a small desk.
I made a “green screen” out of green tissue paper leftover from the holidays and I set up a light stand that I use for photography to optimize the lighting for video. With the shades and curtains open the lighting is good.
The green screen allows me to use a photo as a background when I am on camera. I have some photographs of the St. Paul skyline and a few of the Coworking space I use.
My laptop hasn’t gotten much use since March. I put it on a book to raise it up and connected a wireless keyboard and mouse. I have some old school wired headphones that I can use too.
I can’t wait to use my second workspace. I call it my northern office because it is on the north side of the house, as opposed to my regular office which is in the South-West corner of the house.