After editing my original question once, I still had mistakes which I edited just now. I had been saying living room for family room. Just not used to saying family room, I guess - never had one.
I am not watching anything that is so private I don't want anyone to see
. It could be anything, an email from a friend, signing into a bank account or being on Mothering. Yes, it's not necessary to be reading or replying with someone around, but sometimes I just have to read things immediately. Plus, my family is in each other businesses a lot, including me. It might be like why are you reading this trash news or this YouTube video or whatever. If the futon and screen face each other, it's just going to be someone sitting behind you - immediate family, friends that can potentially read your information that I don't want to hide, but don't exactly want to make public. It could just be an urgent letter I need to type. So, yes, it seems like am uncomfy spot.
We gave up cable tv and have just an antenna. He had to connect a wire to where the computer was going to be.
I work part time from home. I don't know if I will continue working from home as I am moving quite close to the company I work for. My work is not at all private. But of course if I had a guest staying over and hanging out on the futon behind me, I won't be able to concentrate, of course. I don't know. It's just hypothetical. But at present, I am so glad no one can look at the screen except if they came around and peeked, because every day we have realtors coming over with clients to show our place. And I have been doing my office work sometimes when they are here. This is certainly not an every day situation, but I have on rare occasions left a private email open where like maybe a friend is venting about her dp or something on those lines. Yeah, I do have at least 3 friends who are only in touch via email and one of them via snail mail too.
In these circumstances, we have decided to put it in our bedroom.
Thanks everyone for your input.