This Feels Odd: Friday and Still Down at Site

Now this is unusual. Normally I am down at site Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. I typically work from the ‘base’ office (code for ‘home’ office) on Mondays and Fridays. I try and arrange my work so any reading (of designs or specifications) or documentation work is set aside for Mondays and Fridays. This Monday, before driving down to site on Tuesday morning, I managed to do the full outline for an SCCM (System Centre Configuration Manager) design document I needed to get done—something I have been trying to get done for about three weeks.

Some weeks, if there are special meetings I need to attend or other work I can only do when at site, then I come down on the Monday and put in four days at site—but still go back on the Thursday afternoon after work.

This week my plan was the normal three days at site. Basically my normal routine. However a couple of things have come up and for only the second time in the two years I have been working down here I will be here for the Friday.

I did plan to go back. This morning I checked out of the motel and everything. Then at about 3:00 p.m. this afternoon I had to call the motel and see if I could check back in for the night.

So, quite unexpectedly, here I am back in the motel Thursday evening and will be at site on Friday.

Feels kind of odd.

When I get back to base tomorrow I will be thinking the next day is work-at-home Friday.