A Quiet Solution

My friend and her family (I mentioned them in an earlier post) have finally moved down from Michigan. Until they find a place they are camped out in my tiny house. As a result, privacy is virtually impossible to come by at home and the quiet time I need in order to write is completely nonexistent.

I could gripe and complain but I see no point. I knew that things would be challenging from the moment my friend expressed an interest in moving back to Kentucky. As a result, I decided to get creative.

On the days I am not working at my day job I load up my two laptops and take a walk to the local library. I fire up my 11 year old XP laptop, work up my posts and other writings, then transfer them to my Linux laptop and upload them when I’m done.

It sounds like a lot of work but it is worth it. I have everything set up on the XP in order for me to write comfortably without distractions and have absolutely no desire to use a more modern computer that will go online.

The librarian looks at me askance when I arrive with my big bag of gear but leaves me alone otherwise. I honestly couldn’t care less if she does think I’m rather strange. I am solving a problem with a minimum of fuss and that is all that matters.

How have you gotten creative to solve a problem recently? Please share your stories in the comments below.

4 thoughts on “A Quiet Solution

  1. Tina

    We have a lot of people that bring their laptops to our local library to work. I’ve even seen people working on their laptops in their cars outside the library and using the wifi, before or after the library is open.
    Great job on finding a solution that works for you. An overcrowded house can present quite a challenge.

  2. Yvonne

    Hi Annie:

    You do what you have to do. I’m currently going to my local branch library to check on my email a few times a week. My laptop died and I can’t afford a new one right new. You’re not alone. You can do it. Blessings!

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