Commuting Down the Hall
On day like today, where there is a blizzard outside (literally), I really appreciate the ability to work from the home office. I especially like being able to dress down, make my own good coffee, and set the temperature in my office to exactly what I like.
Since I consult, I am at different locations all the time and even though my commute is only about a 20-30 minute drive, I still have to pay to park and then make a long walk to wherever I’m going. Thank goodness for my MP3 player; you should get one if you don’t already. (just don’t drop it in a bucket of acid.)
Often, I am even more productive from home than at the office. With high speed Internet, VPN access to all the locations I work at, and a telephone, there is a lot that I can get done. It can’t, however, be a complete substitute for being on site because there are still things that are better done in person, and some things that can only be done on-site. But, working from home is an awesome benefit.
If you live in New York, you may be interested in these websites for traffic and weather:
- All Albany, NY traffic cams
- Interactive Traffic and Weather for New York State metro areas
- Intellicast – Go to Radar | Java Loop for your area to get the image I have above.