This is why I love having a big desk.

It’s tax time, which means I have all kinds of paperwork to review, two screens so I can have spreadsheets and PDF’s and my tax software open, and of course the usual accroutrement of pens, a calculator, and old file folders.

Here’s an obligatory macro shot:

My desk is actually a solid-core oak door I bought back in 2001. I sanded, stained, and varnished it, and now it sits atop two heavy-duty filing cabinets. The door itself probably weighs close to a hundred pounds and if the upper two floors of the house were to collapse atop me, I’d probably be safe beneath it. To call this desk “sturdy” is an understatement. I love it.

What I don’t love, however, are taxes. Argh. Back to work.