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Wed, Jul. 21st, 2010, 05:42 pm
Home office away from home

I've done working from home; I've done coworking; I've done the Mozilla Summit and soon I'll have my first work week. But this week I'm trying something different.

We're visiting my wife's parents in Port Townsend, WA for several days. Instead of taking vacation time, I'm working from their house this week. Since I already work remotely, my team will barely notice the difference. Meanwhile it will be a nice long visit for Sarah and her family, and I get to spend time with them in the mornings/evenings/mealtimes/weekend.

This has got me thinking about other new possibilities for nomadic working. It also seems relevant to this article on vacations and happiness research which says, "The most effective way to inoculate a vacationer against the deadening power of adaptation, however, may be the most counterintuitive — to break it up, to interrupt it with real life."

Thu, Jul. 22nd, 2010 01:50 am (UTC)
moonsong42

Wait, who are you again?
It's like you haven't posted on LJ in a few months/years...

Thu, Jul. 22nd, 2010 10:16 pm (UTC)
pixiemotion

Sounds like my summer. I've worked from my parents' place, Tiril's parents' place, various cabins (with an extra laptop battery)… :)