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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Big News, Big Change at Our House

Like my title?? Thought it would grab attention.

First off, nope...not pregnant. Under the advice of my OB/GYN and other medical professionals, this body is not allowed to carry any more babies. My OB told me my body has officially told me to quit. So I have.

We have other news. As of Friday, Sean is officially a full time telecommuter. Woo hoo! I know it will take some adjustment and we need to stay disciplined, but what a relief. When he was hired, he was told he could work from home two days a week with the occasional 3rd day at home. At one point, they tried to take away his work from home entirely and he pushed back and was able to keep one day a week. Since then, his new boss is half the US away and she telecommutes full time. A few weeks ago, the arrangements were made for his group to become telecommuters.
What makes me laugh is that he had to think about it. WHAT?!?!? I told him there's only a year and a half before our last baby goes out the door to school. Don't blow the opportunity to eat lunch with her every day and to be able to take a 'coffee break' for ten minutes to read her a bedtime story and kiss her before her nap. That helped cement the decision. Once he applied, the official status went through in less than four hours.
We've spent the last couple weeks juggling our home office and rearranging it. We've been getting ready for a new phone line, separate cable modem line and setting up his desk. It will be nice to know that Rebekah can go to sleep and I won't have to wake her up to pick up carpools. Andrew won't have to watch her when Nathan has his appointments. And since he really is working during the day, he mostly stays upstairs and I stay downstairs so there's still breathing room for each of us.
I've really enjoyed his 2-3 days a week at home. It's nice to have an adult to converse with and while I don't ask him to do 'house chores' during the's nice to know he can change a burnt out light bulb or reach stuff in the cabinets that I need a step-stool to reach.
I'll keep you posted as time goes by, but I'm really happy to have him working from home.


Angela said...

Your Husband and My Husband should do lunch some time. Don has been a telecommuter since 1995. :]

Angela said...

P.S. I don't think my body is allowed to house another baby either. lol :]

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Anonymous said...

I would like to say for the record, the picture above is not my actual desk, mine isn't that neat.


Cheryl St.John said...

Whoo hoo - great news.

I'm not having another baby either. Have one.

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