Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Working Out of Home

I still don't have access to my apartment since the ceiling is taking longer than expected to be repaired.  They found that pigeons were able to nest in the roof and when they opened the ceiling eveything fell in my living room.  I can just imagine them trying to get the pigeons onto the front balcony; it must have been hilarious.

The boyfriend leaves early for work so I thought I would do some updating to my Etsy shop from the McDonald's near work.  He has no Internet, so grabbing a cup of coffee and using their wifi seemed like a good idea. It's been two mornings in a row and I must tell you I prefer working from home.

First, I get to choose the choice of music or even that I don't want to listen to music.  Which is one thing I have noticed, I don't knit much with music in the background.  I much prefer watching episodes of M*A*S*H or watching a game of baseball or hockey than listening to music.

Second, at home I don't have to listen to people's one-sided conversations on their cell phones. This is one BIG pet peeve of mine and it's worse when trying to work.

I know lots of people love to work in coffee shops and such but give me my apartment any day.  Hopefully I should be able to return to it tonight.

So, do many of you actually enjoy working away from home in coffee shops and so on?  Can you please explain to me why?


  1. i, too, prefer working from home for the most part. when i have something that HAS to be done (oh those deadlines), though, i will head to a cafe. why? because then i'm not distracted by all the comforts (and alternatively the chores) at home. it never fails that when i have a deadline, all of a sudden i feel the need to do laundry, clean the litter boxes, rearrange a closet. so the cafe gets me out of the house and into my head for the time i need to be there.

    1. Those chores actually help me. After knitting a few hours I need to change the movement of work or else my right shoulder will hurt later.