Since business has picked up, I’m working from home 90% of the time. It’s pretty awesome. I get to wear yoga pants every day. I wake up when I want (within reason) and I can eat lunch, workout, or shower whenever I like. Working from home has it’s charms, but it’s not perfect.
This is where I work. As you can see, I didn’t pretty this up for you. This is real. Including my former dead cell phone and my twenty million rolls of tape (why do I have so much tape?) Direct quote from Brian as I was taking this picture: “Why are you photographing our squalor?” We both got a good chuckle out of that, but you get the point.
Brian is a law student. He doesn’t have class on Mondays and he prefers to study at home. To give you an idea of my proximity to Brian while I’m working, I took this picture while standing over his shoulder.
Obviously the camera zooms a little, but you get the picture. It’s close quarters up in here. Again, let me remind you that I’m well aware that this set up is awesome. This time last year we were rounding out year five of our long distance relationship, and I now couldn’t be more grateful that we get to be together so much. BUT some conflicts have come up as a result of our small working space.
Here are some examples:
- I like the curtains open. Sunlight is important to me. Brian doesn’t like the glare on his computer screen or computer screen.
- Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is too loud and conflicting with the Glee Pandora station playing in my headphones.
- I absentmindedly hum along to said Pandora station. (Don’t worry when Brian is in class, I’m full out belting those tunes. Especially if Celine Dion or that song from Walk to Remember comes on.)
- Brian interrupts me while I’m coding something tell me the latest thing he’s read on Cracked, or to show me things of the hilarious nature like this.
- Brian says that my typing sounds like this:
I feel like this whole post could have a great big #firstworldproblems. Don’t worry, I’ll be sure to enjoy our impromptu snuggle session a little extra today.
Do any of you work at home?