Most Mondays I post a story about my adventures on public transportation. They’re usually inspired by experiences from the previous week and on Fridays I drive to and from work, so if nothing’s happened by Thursday I start to get a little sweaty, and not just from the walk to the bus stop, and contemplate things like hijacking the bus just to have something to write about. This past week, though, has been my first full week working from home thanks to COVID-19, and while the buses are running and I’m sure there are plenty of seats available hijacking one would probably require getting close to the driver so I’d rather not take the risk.
Still I’ve tried to keep to a regular schedule as much as possible. After my morning coffee I go out to the driveway and sit in the car for about twenty minutes, then go back in the house and get back to work. And my boss and people I work with have been holding video meetings, so I at least have to put on a nice shirt even if I’m not wearing pants so it’s not that different from the meetings we have in the office, but that’s another story. The meeting program we’ve been using also lets me change the backgrounds so even if I’m not out and about I can look like I am.
And I’ve gotten the word that the time we’ll be working from home has been extended into April. It’s been hard work, but I’m up for working hard. Specifically I’m working hard to come up with something transportation-related to talk about next Monday since I’ve pretty much blown everything I have here.