One of the “perks” of my job is I have the option of working from home when I need to. If Robert’s sick I can work at home and not be charged PTO. Also with the rising cost of gas it’s a tempting proposition. The problem is it seems like every time I decide to work at home for a day, someone schedules a meeting I need to be at… ugh. We are super busy right now. We’ve had a couple of people leave the agency and it creates more work for some of us while the search for new employees continues. I have a ton of grants due this month and had three that I really wanted off my plate this week.
Yesterday I had a meeting downtown at 1pm. When it ended I headed home for the day and got to work writing. I was in the zone… Mel Kitty adding a calming influece to my home work environment.
When Jim and Robert got home I suggested they head to the water park since it’s open until 7pm. They did… Robert was super happy about that.
I got two of the grants completely written by 10pm last night. This morning I got up, took Robert to preschool and then headed to Starbuck’s for a coffee and to do some editing/re-writes. Got home and emailed the grants into the ED for his comments and got started on the third one.
It’s so much more productive being at home. I would be lucky to get one grant done in a day in the office because of constant interruptions… 99% of which don’t involve me, “I can’t find so-and-so, do you know where they are?”, etc.
I got to thinking perhaps Wednesday should be my day to be home… then I looked at my calendar for the next two weeks and realized that wouldn’t be happening. At least I got a heck of a lot done today… and all before noon!