I was forced to use this balcony at the Hacienda Hotel in Old Town that looked out over SPAWAR and San Diego Bay and Point Loma and the Pacific Ocean for my office. It was outside but with an umbrella there was shade. There were convenient ashtrays. There was an ice machine and sodas and a damned good Mexican restaurant right there. There was free parking and free wi-fi. It was 5 minutes door-to-door to the other poor bastards slaving away in an aircraft hanger built in the 1930s for Consolidated Vultee.
The office as it is today above and as it was in 1947 below, taken from roughly the same spot.
Convair XC-99 flying over the office in 1947
Cell phones!! Wi-fi!! Laptop computers!! Two months of the best working conditions of my life!