It dawned on me after about the first six months of the pandemic that I really needed my own space.
Working from the air conditioning of my home was not as easy as I once thought.
I had always sort of looked down my nose at those in the company who chose to work remotely. I thought it was just a bunch of people who wanted to work in their pajamas and do the minimum. It was those of us that fought it out all day inside the zone controlled HVAC of the office that were the real backbone of the company. Such big ego talk always comes with a big dose of karma. I sure got mine when they shut down that office with the zone controlled HVAC due to Covid. Trying to work from home was utter chaos at the beginning. I’m just fortunate that this was the case for all of us when we started. Thankfully, I started to get the hang of the online meetings and was able to find a rhythm with my team. That was important and made working inside the air conditioning of my house a lot more structured. Still, I lacked privacy and space to really focus and lock down on the big challenges that I get paid well to consider. Then it just hit me. I got in my car one evening after I shut off the computer for the day and made my way to the place where they sell the prefab storage units with the windows and a porch. The ones that are pretty fancy but they just drop off in your back yard. That’s what I did and I had it wired for electricity as well. Then the HVAC company came out to install a ductless heat pump for air conditioning and heating comfort.