It is surprisingly motivating to have the crisp, exceptionally large, screen staring at me. It sure beats the 5 year old 12" ibook we've been sharing for so long. The computer also made my drab little workspace setup seem sad and cluttered. Dylan helped me rearrange last weekend in between barbecues and car shopping and I'm quite happy now! We can now work facing each other on separate computers. Take a look at the before and after pics below:
Nellie and our foster dog, George, seem to find the new layout quite pleasing.