Telecommuting

Today I am home from work while I’m at work at the same time.

“How is that possible?” I hear someone ask. Someone please escort the technophobe out of the room.

There, now that it’s just us who understand such things, I have my work laptop at home with me and I’m working online. Haven’t figured out how to make the wireless part of it work, so it’s hooked up to my router with a cable. I’ve tried work’s helpdesk, I tried AT&T uverse helpdesk. They all seem unwilling to help. So I’m tied to the basement via cabling.

And it is cold down here! I have a hat and scarf on and my fingers are freezing trying to type this. Maybe I need some nice typing gloves. Do they have that sort of thing?

Anyway, I’m not home by choice, although now that I can telecommute I might do it more often, saves gas and I can work in my underwear. Except today because it’s so bloody cold!

No, I’m home because my sons are home sick. One has some stomach distress and the other has a cough that makes him sound like a seal.

So between projects for work and surfing the Internet to update this blog, I’m also playing nurse, referee, and dog catcher.

Man, I can’t wait to get back to work where I can relax in peace and quiet!

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16 thoughts on “Telecommuting

  1. You need a Linksys wireless cable gateway + modem, then you’d be surfin’ out on the back porch like I do.

    Well, in the summer, anyway. Right now I’m at work, inside after my 3rd trip to let someone in the storeroom this morning. My store rooms are a block away, so that means slogging through the slush that fell from the sky all night long. My pants are soaking wet, and there’s a puddle under my office chair that I’m laying no claim to!

  2. You need a Linksys wireless cable gateway + modem, then you’d be surfin’ out on the back porch like I do.Well, in the summer, anyway. Right now I’m at work, inside after my 3rd trip to let someone in the storeroom this morning. My store rooms are a block away, so that means slogging through the slush that fell from the sky all night long. My pants are soaking wet, and there’s a puddle under my office chair that I’m laying no claim to!

  3. I have a 2wire and I can surf from the backyard swing in the summer with it on my own laptop. For some reason, I just can’t get my work puter to recognize the wireless network. It sees it, I put in the key code, but nothing, it won’t connect.

  4. I have a 2wire and I can surf from the backyard swing in the summer with it on my own laptop. For some reason, I just can’t get my work puter to recognize the wireless network. It sees it, I put in the key code, but nothing, it won’t connect.

  5. That’s weird, Ed. I have a 2wire portal at home, too.

    For my brother’s new laptop, we had to put the little code in, and then right click the other wireless icon and hit the refresh/repair/whatever that R word was, and then it worked.

    Of course, it could be security settings on the work laptop, and whoever in tech support didn’t know exactly what he/she was doing. Is there someone at work who specializes in security settings?

  6. That’s weird, Ed. I have a 2wire portal at home, too.For my brother’s new laptop, we had to put the little code in, and then right click the other wireless icon and hit the refresh/repair/whatever that R word was, and then it worked.Of course, it could be security settings on the work laptop, and whoever in tech support didn’t know exactly what he/she was doing. Is there someone at work who specializes in security settings?

  7. Ah, you don’t have some coworker who is a geeky know-it-all, and actually paid enough attention to learn the solution when someone else had that problem?

    Not that I do that or anything.

  8. Ah, you don’t have some coworker who is a geeky know-it-all, and actually paid enough attention to learn the solution when someone else had that problem?Not that I do that or anything.

  9. Typing gloves – LOL! I have a habit of sitting in my study, freezing my butt off with my fingers going stiff from the cold, and then realising (about three hours in) that I haven’t turned the radiator on. DOH!

  10. Typing gloves – LOL! I have a habit of sitting in my study, freezing my butt off with my fingers going stiff from the cold, and then realising (about three hours in) that I haven’t turned the radiator on. DOH!

  11. You laugh, but they do make those fingerless gloves. I was thinking something like that.

    And yeah, our heat is programmed and during the day it drops down to 61 while everyone is at work and school. Since the kids are home, it was a few hours of being in the cold before I realized I hadn’t raised the temperature. Even so, its in the basement. Heat rises and all that. 😦

    And TJ? One of the geeks at work tried to help with some suggestions. They all failed.

  12. You laugh, but they do make those fingerless gloves. I was thinking something like that.And yeah, our heat is programmed and during the day it drops down to 61 while everyone is at work and school. Since the kids are home, it was a few hours of being in the cold before I realized I hadn’t raised the temperature. Even so, its in the basement. Heat rises and all that. 😦And TJ? One of the geeks at work tried to help with some suggestions. They all failed.

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