Monday morning I woke up and did not want to go to work. That is pretty normal but, besides the usual reasons for not wanting to go to work, I was trying to figure out how to get one dog and a bunch of cats to a vet appointment at 5pm without having to keep them in my office all day. I was considering driving home at lunch time and picking them up, that way they would only be at work for 3 hours but its a good thing I didn't try that because it was raining cats and dogs (haha) at lunch time. Finally, I sent a text to my boss and asked if I could work from home. I think I have only worked from home 1 1/2 days this year. He replied "yes" and I was thrilled and then I went back to bed. Since I didn't have to drive to work I had an extra 30 minutes to sleep in.
After my nap, I tried to log in to the remote desktop on my computer but was blocked because I hadn't done a full computer security scan within the last month. So, I started that and made breakfast, then checked email, then facebook, then a little Netflix... and finally, the computer scan was complete. I expected a bunch of urgent work emails but there were only half a dozen. Maybe next time I work from home I can bring some work home with me so that I have more to do.
I'm really glad that I thought to ask to work from home and that I was able to get my computer connected. I also had fun watching the backyard fill up with water and running out in the rain to put more plastic storage containers under the eaves to collect rainwater. I really wish I had my gutters up. The rain was over by 4pm and I loaded up my truck with cats and one dog and drove across town for their vet appointment. The kittens got 4 more medicines to help them get better. Their eyes just refuse to clear up. These kittens are going to hate me because all I do is torture them with bad tasting medicine and eye and nose drops.
Anyway, I wouldn't be able to work from home everyday because I need to be able to talk to the other people in the office and to look up old paper files and drawings but I am glad that it is an option once in a while.