Friday, December 19, 2008

Working From Home

After Wednesday's forecast more or less shut down the Seattle area, without the appearance of a single actual snowflake, we were subjected to some well-earned national ridicule for our meteorological hypochondria. Having stayed home from work (due to brittle child care arrangements, not any lack of sang-froid, mind you), I was more than a little mystified when the mercury hit 40 in the afternoon and occasional "sunbreaks" sent me scrambling for seasonally unusual protective eyewear.

So naturally Miles and I were a bit skeptical when the weathermen took a mulligan and promised snow again for Thursday.

Well, guess what? Bingo. They nailed it.

A snow day. This time with with snow.

With the roads all but impassable, and babysitters hunkering down in their own quarters, we had no choice but to work from home.

Fortunately we have high-speed Internet access.

Plus we're always reachable by Blackberry and cell phone.

And Miles is a helpful amaneusis on conference calls.

Working from home has its advantages. For one thing, you don't have to spend time racing around from meeting to meeting.

When you get tired...'s easy to take a break for lunch....

... and then quickly get back to work.

To top it all off, the commute is a breeze.

All in all, it was a very productive day. Sometimes it's easier to get stuff done without all the distractions of the office.

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