It has been a year, since I was in the office on a regular basis. We left for Ireland about the first of March last year, while we were there the world changed, and by the time I returned to the office on St. Patrick's day, my office had gone from about 3% telecommuting to over 97% telecommuting. I was told to pick up an office laptop, take whatever I needed from my office and work from home for a month or so. That was a year ago. The office has extended telecommuting through the end of August - to allow staff to make plans for the spring and summer.
My sweet hubby, had his first Covid vaccine shot last Friday, with the second shot scheduled in another couple of weeks. I am on the waiting list, from what I can see, my county is vaccinating about 20,000 new people each week, and there are about 97,000 people on the waiting list (there are 1.14 million people in the county.) I signed up February 8th, my guess is it will be a month or so before my first dose.
I look forward to returning to the office, to traveling, to planning travel, to going out to dinner, to hugging friends. There is a light at the end of this tunnel.
Oh the photo above, Ms. Garmin decided to take us the back way, to one of the hotels in Ireland, in the fog, and rain, down narrow lanes, with cliffs and a lake, and stone walls. It was spectacular, when it wasn't terrifying. There was an easier route, a left turn at the roundabout, two blocks down on the left. For some reason Ms. Garmin never did recognize that route as workable, maybe it was the whole driving on the left side of the road thing that confused her. Thinking about it, spending a week driving on the left side of the road was good training for the year to come, doing familiar things in unfamiliar ways. Working at home, ordering delivery from restaurants, routine shopping online with delivery, lots of things we did differently this past year.