The New Office

IMG_4294My father’s company has moved out of their old shared office space and moved into a new, empty one all for themselves. My mother and I have been having lots of fun putting together different designs for the office, including what table types, how many couches, what kind of chairs, and most importantly, what coffee machine to get.

Then came the trip to IKEA where we looked at the boundless variety of chairs, tables, stools, pillows, couches, and kitchenware available to us. After purchasing a few things for ourselves, we finally decided to re-evaluate our design plans. While walking through the warehouse of choices, we crossed things off our list of ideas and added five times as many back on to the list.

After hours of discussing, contemplating, and arguing over what would work best, we finally decided on one couch, with a small coffee table; a nice big conference room table that was shaped like a very narrow eye; very modern and chic desk chairs that moved so smoothly on the wood floor you could barely hear it; and nice big desks that had plenty hidden drawers for the modern look and feel of the company.

The next day we went to the new office with all our boxes of unassembled office furniture and, slowly but surely, moved it all up the three flights of stairs to the new office. There we began to rip open the boxes and look for directions. Amongst all the little baggies of screws was one little booklet with tiny print labeled Directions. I quickly reviewed the tools I needed, looked at the pictures provided, and started to assemble my first office desk. Using my new found knowledge of how to properly use a screwdriver, I managed to crank out the desk in about forty five minutes. Thank you Mrs. Oropallo for teaching me the skills I needed to help my dad and his co-workers out with moving into their new office!

12 Responses

  1. Joanmarie Joanmarie says:

    Dorian! I loved hearing your story about applying your engineering skills outside of this class! Keep up the great work! 🙂

  2. kiera kiera says:

    I really liked how you wrote your blog about how the skills in engineering has applied to your daily life!! Thanks for sharing your story and keep up the great work!!

  3. nivie nivie says:

    Dorian! It’s lovely to see how your engineering skills are already helping you in the real world! Nice job!

  4. Sheila Sheila says:

    It’s so cool to see that the thing we learn in engineering are things we use in real life! Thanks for sharing & I hope that coffee machine is working fine !!

  5. maria2015 maria2015 says:

    I loved how the skills we are learning everyday with Ms.Oropallo helped you in this situation. I know your dad’s new office is going to look great! the description of the process really helped me understand how you guys brainstormed for the new office.

  6. Meredith10 says:

    I liked how you described the whole process of how your family went through deciding the best furniture to get and how you guys went through process of ellimination to choose the best pieces to get.

  7. chiaracameron says:

    It is great to see that the skills we learn can help us with everyday life outside of MSEL. Loved the blog!

  8. ethanking123 ethanking123 says:

    Nice job on using those building skills outside the classroom. Great story.

  9. Sami McLaughlin Sami McLaughlin says:

    It was great hearing about your experiences outside of class! It was a nice change. Great job, I loved it!

  10. Alyssa Ceccanti-Harris Alyssa Ceccanti-Harris says:

    I really liked how you decided to write your blog about your experience outside of the classroom! Because we weren’t all there experiencing it (like we have about most of the blog topics), it was much more interesting to read! Awesome job!

  11. Dylan Adler dylan.adler says:

    You sound like a designer or architect! Nice!

  12. Sophi Sophi says:

    Dorian, it’s so cool that you got to use your engineering skills in the real world! Also, I hope you made a good coffee machine choice.

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