When Working From Home Attacks!
February 16, 2015
Repeat the following to yourself and your privileged ass:
I REALLY AM HAPPY TO BE HOME.
I REALLY AM HAPPY TO BE HOME.
HAPPY. TO BE HOME. I AM IT.
It hasn’t exactly been a smooth transition.
Our power went out over the weekend due to Saturday’s surprise snow and ice storm. (Well, a surprise to me, because I left my weather app set to West Palm Beach weather which as you can imagine, is considerably nicer and I preferred to pretend it was still relevant to my life.) Thankfully the power came back on after a few hours…but our Internet did not. Our Internet is dead. Kaput. Dunzo.
We have Verizon Fios and I don’t want to bore anyone with the technical blah-blah-cakes of it all, but there’s a thingamabox in our living room and a bigger, fiber-optical-er one in our basement, hardwired into the house. That’s the one that is dead, and that is the one that will not get repaired until THURSDAY, because I guess a lot of people’s thingamaboxes are also dead from the weather, so GET IN LINE, SWEETCHEEKS.
So we have no TV, which is a big old fucking drag (and anyone who talks about Walking Dead or Better Call Saul will be dead to me), and we have no Internet, which is…problematic. As you can probably imagine. Especially today, when all three kids have off from school so I can’t go off in search of Free Wifi With Purchase Of An Alarming Amount of Coffee.
I’m trying to work offline and then bundle all my tasks into five minute windows when I use my phone as a hotspot to burn through as little of my data usage as possible. It’s like something out of Apollo 13, when the astronauts would power up the engines for 10 seconds of course-correction, only not nearly so exciting and also nobody is probably at risk of dying here if I don’t get that spreadsheet attachment over to that guy or publish this ridiculous blog post at some point.
Houston, we have a mild inconvenience.
I have to give my children props here – they are all currently in Noah’s room, building Lego Hero Factory Battle Machines creatively, because they don’t own any Lego Hero Factory Battle Machine sets because I don’t even know what that is or how they all became so obsessed with it. But they are NOT FIGHTING. There is NO SCREAMING. There is COLLABORATION and SOMETHING AKIN TO THEM ENJOYING EACH OTHER’S COMPANY.
There is, however, a fairly epic level of mess, because I suppose at some point all these Battle Machines will actually…battle? And they’ve already built enough warriors and enemies to rival something out of Lord of the Rings.
(There’s another storm advisory for tonight and tomorrow, which means I need to brace myself for a snow day and another day of this deeply half-assed working schedule. Back-up childcare! Who needs it!)
(Mournful Amy-as-Apu-From-The-Simpsons, Up On The Rooftop: I DOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.)
Gold star to you
Posted by: Jenn | February 16, 2015 at 01:05 PM
Gah, am moron who hit the wrong key and posted too soon. Gold star to you for the Apu reference!
(Who apparently needs to learn to type better on her iPhone? I DOOOOOOO.)
Posted by: Jenn | February 16, 2015 at 01:07 PM
I am a 26 year old woman and those Legos look like fun. Like, WAY more fun than the work I am doing right now. Sign me up for a Lego storm.
Posted by: Lindsay | February 16, 2015 at 03:23 PM
We had the exact same thing happen to our FIOS box a week ago. It was five days for them to come out and fix it, the husband was out of town and it sucked ass.
I have to give you the edge though, three little kids and snow days? That is ROUGH. Play DVDs!
Posted by: Leeann | February 16, 2015 at 04:52 PM
Hey! I'm in WPB, well Lake Worth! Yay! It is actually cold for us here lol. I was freezing this past weekend. :(
Posted by: MomtoJoeJoe | February 16, 2015 at 05:30 PM
I feel like Ezra looks super tall here, but that can't be, right? He's still young and little and is not allowed to grow older. Seriously though, three kids, snow day, Legos and no Internet with no arguing? It must be magic. Or aliens. (Picture the Ancient Aliens guy).
Posted by: Cara | February 16, 2015 at 09:30 PM
We are in NOVA and had Monday off and now two snow days. Our tv works (AND HOW) but now they are just fighting over who gets to pick a show. Because of the closures/two hour delays lately my preschooler has gone to school about 2 days in the past 3 weeks. Clearly getting my moneys worth this year.
Posted by: Jill | February 18, 2015 at 08:17 AM
no tv, no internet, kids home. NIGHTMARE
Posted by: Anne | February 19, 2015 at 11:34 AM