As far as updates go, this one will be pretty tame, I’m sure.
Yesterday, it was made known that all employees will be required to work from home unless their job situation demands they remain in the office (site staff, reception, etc.) or they have a hardship where it is not possible for them to work from home.
As I had already decided to work from home, and had created a space that was for such a purpose, I had no problem digesting the information. That said, I’m sure that edmontonjobshop.ca, monster.ca, and workopolis.com got some very Haemo-centric ip visits yesterday afternoon.
What all this means is that the timeline for me working from home is set. I begin working from home full-time next Monday.
I’d like to say that I’ve kept my office space pristine, that it is my sanctuary, that it is unassailable by the chaos of having five people, three of which are children, in a house that is packed full of stuff.
However, my capacity for bull only goes so far. The office cannot only be an office. The area directly to the right of my desk is under-stairs storage, which I had to rummage through to get a tent for Folk Fest. I finally cleaned up the cardboard my desk shipped in, but styrofoam, bits of other debris, and some tools still lie on the floor.
Don’t even let me get into the subject of my desk.
There are wires EVERYWHERE. I have my Mac Mini set up on this desk as well. USB cables for various gadgets, display cables, speaker wires, headphones, peripheral cables… they all combine to make a big, big, big mess.
So, since I don’t have enough deadlines, goals, or work to do in my life, I have decided that before I start working from home full-time, I will have my office cleaned up. Under stairs stuff will be returned from whence they came. A space will be created for the monitors coming home. The floor will be vacuumed. Cables will be routed where they should be. A space under the monitors will be used for holding both computers.
When I roll out of bed Monday morning, and make the extra-long twenty second commute, I will post again, with a picture of my serene, spacious office.
[Editor's note: I always thought "Our House" was done by Men Without Hats. It wasn't until a couple of years ago, and then again today that I discovered it was a band called Madness. --LJ]