My new favorite “office”
I rediscovered a way to work today. I have been outside on my back porch since 1 pm working on my computer and making phone calls. It’s now 7:30 pm. (note: I need to remove the wind chimes and put the dogs in the house when I am on the phone!)
I worked from home today because I had to. We were having a new type of insulation (Icynene) put into our attic to reduce our electric bill by 50% (hope that works.) I was nominated to be the one to stay home since my daughter was going on a church youth outing to Hawaiian Falls and my husband couldn’t be away from his office.
Since I haven’t done this since last summer, I forgot how much I really get done. And how much I really enjoy it.
It’s 100 degrees outside today…and yes, it was enjoyable. It doesn’t hurt that we have a pool. Here’s my usual routine. First, I set up the computer and my books on the table on the porch. We always have a breeze so that is nice. Then I go and dip in the pool (where else can you wear a bathing suit to work?) and spend about 15 minutes floating around reading a book we are working on. Today’s choices were Let God Change Your Life by Greg Laurie (David C Cook publishers) and an upcoming Barbour Publishing book, A Place to Belong, by Lisa Troyer. After my float, I sit at the table and thanks to my soak in the pool and the breeze, I am quite comfortable. When I start feeling hot, I go float again for another 15 minutes and read.
Actually, it’s not that I feel simply comfortable. It’s more than that. I am really energized, and the words seem to be flowing out of me as I write proposals and creative briefs.
I may be on to something here. What will I do when the fall months approach? I wonder if I can duplicate this feeling in a tanning booth…
I do know one thing….I will have a killer tan!