Wednesday, July 28, 2004

I'd rather be at work

I was anxious to see how this week would go, with me working from home.

After a day and a half, I've decided that I'm not the telecommuting type. My work station here at home is not set up ergonomically. So after only typing and mousing for an hour, my wrists are stiff and sore. Also, there is no one to talk to besides my cats. I miss my 10 minute walk between the subway and my office (twice a day). It makes me feel like I'm getting some sort of exercise. Oh sure, I could go take a walk around the block here, but it's different when you have to talk yourself into it.

There are some nice things about working from home. I can simultaneously do laundry and work. I can sleep later - that is really nice! I can make a more elaborate dinner because I have more time without the commute. I can take a break and weed my garden.

It is nice to know that I can work from home if I must. I'd prefer to be in my comfortable ergonomic work station surrounded by my kooky coworkers though. I guess if I ever see myself telecommuting on a regular basis, I'll have to invest in a new chair and a desk with a decent keyboard tray. And broadband. Speaking of which, I'd better disconnect in case my contractor is trying to call me!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

S: It's VERY quiet around here! My commute from Wayland is less than 1/2 the normal time; it's great! I guess everyone decided to stay away.

I'm glad to hear you're having lots of fun with your house. Katie and I were the same way BK (before kids). Watched This Old House and Hometime constantly. We did lots of projects, too. One big lesson we learned: Painting your house (the exterior) is A LOT more work than you'd think!

Did I ever mention Steve Thomas (former TOH host) is my second cousin? I've actually never met him, but my dad has a couple of times.

Hey, great blog!!!

Jon W

1:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who you callin' kooky? :)
I went by your office earlier and just C and M were around. My building is fairly empty too. Thanks, DNC! I worked on some knitting at lunch time. Maybe I'll start my own knitting blog.
Your telecommuting story reminds me of when I was working on my dissertation. Home alone all day in front of the computer, with the garden needing to be weeded, laundry to be folded, and dinner to be prepared...I guess that's why it took me seven years to graduate.
See ya,
Katie (but not the one married to Jon W.)

2:51 PM  

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