Working!

I’ve been quiet this week because I’ve my head down, working.  It’s been weird because, for the first time in about 4 months, I’ve been sitting at a desk.  My son is in Germany for a month, so I have his desk all to myself (after clearing his crap first of course).

Art book at RMIT library

This was very distracting

Sitting at a desk got too much for me this arvo, so I headed in to RMIT library to read their copy of the PCA Method of Measurement.  It’s a funny little book, essential to the NABERS Rules, but I’m betting that most assessors haven’t bothered to read it or don’t read it very often.

RMIT library seems like a nice-ish place to do some work, although I probably shouldn’t sit amongst the Art History books.  Also, next time I’ll need to find somewhere with nearby power, or replace my laptop battery.

On my ride home I started thinking about places I can go and work.  I like the idea of Hub Melbourne, but right now I’m not spending any money I don’t have to.  Obviously, libraries are good places to go, but it would be nice to find a way to work and chat with like minded folks.  It occurred to me that there might be people out there who are also interested in the networking opportunities offered by Hub Melbourne, but perhaps have an office that’s too large for them to participate.  Maybe what we need is a virtual co-working thing:  A way to connect individuals (like me) who need spaces to work,  with businesses who have a spare desk and wouldn’t mind meeting new people and finding new ways to look at the world.

I could spend some time/energy getting that going, but in the meantime, do you know someone who has a desk space I could use?  I’m happy to swap sustainability advice (or interesting views on consumption, art history, medievalism, house renovation, bike riding, anything really, I don’t have trouble talking)  for a work space one or two days per week…