Category: work

Bachelor Chronicles: Day 5

When I headed out the door for my morning walk at 5:30 today, the temperature was 70º. Yesterday, it was 51º at that hour. Quite a difference, eh? Wednesday I wore long pants and a hoodie, Thursday it was shorts and a t-shirt. It…

Bachelor Chronicles: Day 4

My boss officially reopened the office today. Not that we ever actually closed down; it just means that the holdouts still working from home had to start coming in again. I’m glad I made the decision to transition back on my own a month…

Bachelor Chronicles: Day 3

Yesterday evening, after I’d thoroughly watered the garden and outdoor plants, I successfully predicted the future. Naturally, I’m sure it will start pouring any second now, I blogged. Naturally, it did. And was accompanied by such an incredible display of lightning, the kids across…

Bachelor Chronicles: Day 2

My aunt left an interesting comment on Facebook in response to my boat post. Years ago (and I mean really years ago and not just before the pandemic), when I visited you from California, we had lunch at a restaurant on the Columbia. You…

Just the Wax, Ma’am

I was watching a TV show the other day, and one of the characters said, “I’ve got good news and bad news. Which would you like to hear first?” They (obviously) chose the bad news. Duh. Does anybody ever pick the good news first?…

Dirty Work, But…

So, the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is officially on. I’m not sure how to feel about that. Initially, I was opposed; the last thing we need is 500,000 bikers descending upon the Black Hills, because you know they’re the last people in the world to…

Can It Please Be November?

The first two hours back at work yesterday felt very weird. But after that, it felt completely normal. Just took me some time to rediscover my at-work groove, but once I did, I was super productive. And my best dog buddy Marley was happy to see…

“See You Monday!”

So. I’m going back into the office tomorrow. Not full-time. It’ll probably just be for a couple of days a week, working from home the rest. One of my coworkers asked me how I felt about coming back, and I replied, “Pretty good, since…

Journey to the Center of the Nation

Thursday, I took a field trip to the center of the nation. Don’t worry, it wasn’t far. Only about an hour from home. That stop was the beginning of a seven-hour day that would take me on a giant loop through the northern Black…

Sounds Like Disco

I survived my first week WFH with all my mental faculties intact. I’ll consider that a win. And actually, I was quite productive, though I always seem to get more done at home versus the office. I’ve gotten really good at tuning out the…