Our upstairs toilet had a leak. You know what that means, a visit from the plumber. It is understandable that plumbers work during the day. I mean, normal people like to ply their trade during the day, so it is reasonable to think plumbers do as well. (Though someone could probably make a killing specializing in ‘after hours’ home repairs. Too bad I don’t know how to fix anything or I would start that up.) Since the toilet had to be fixed, someone had to be home. Fortunately, as an employee of Omi & Associates, I have the perk of being able to work from home!!
This is the first time Ben and I have worked from home. We’ve had to stay home on occasion, but this time I had actual things to do. I even had a work computer to log into the office and get the files I need. Everything was ready for me to have a productive day while waiting for the plumber. Everything except having a toddler home with me. That was the mystery factor.
Well, I shouldn’t have been worried, because it went well! I think it helped that we aren’t often home in the middle of the week, so it was different for Ben. We got up and got ready just as it was a normal day, except instead of heading to the office we stayed home. Ben ‘worked’ along with me. He was pretty well behaved too! Oh, there were a couple of time outs, but really, he’s 18 months old. Things are going to happen. Overall, he did really well! We even got to spend a few minutes outside. The plumbers came, I cleaned the bathrooms, did some laundry, and managed to get all the work I brought home done. Oh, and kept the kid alive.
I don’t think working from home is something we are going to do to often. It is too easy for me to get distracted by home tasks. But every now and then I think it will work out well for us. I of course managed to get a few pictures during the day.
|Getting in some car time.|
|Our co-worker for the day!|
|Taking a little break.|
|Living room camping is an office perk at home.|
|My ‘office’ for the day.|
|We had a good day!|
Thank you for letting us work at home, Omi!
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