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WFH Marriage

It's not quite Friday afternoon, but Terry and I spent the entire work week together! We've been married almost 14yrs and I believe this is the first time it's happened other than vacations. It is very encouraging and we are scheming to make it a regular habit. Let me explain.

Terry started a new job from the house in March, prior to that he either worked from an office or project site 10hrs a day. I've held several positions, a few from home but the majority were also from an office. In January, my responsibilities changed and I needed the quiet of the house for long client demos. I still go into the Park City office a day per week, but not always. So we are both officially in WFH (Work from Home) status but we also spend plenty of time traveling. At a minimum, we are each flying to client sites 1-2 days every other week.

Prior to the new roles, we saw each other in the morning and evenings during the work week, but daytime was reserved for coworkers not each other. In the last 3 months, our schedules have never aligned so that all 5 days we were both at home in our respective offices. It wasn't going to happen this week either until the travel gods helped out.

We've already been working on some ideas for more togetherness and this week validates how well it suits us! On Monday, we broke for lunch and went for a ride. We were able to get the garage fixed without worrying about getting home in time. We grocery shopped between meetings yesterday afternoon. Spending time together is one of the reasons we look forward to vacation, now it's becoming the standard.

This summer, we plan to test our marriage and the definition of WFH. We are going to experiment with different vehicles and spend a few weeks WFR (Working from Road). In addition to identifying the right RV, we must have reliable wifi, ergonomic work spaces, and be near major airports. We've started setting aside time in our work calendars in hopes we can coordinate "no travel" weeks. Then we are going to take our WFH traveling. We are hoping to coincide with cycling events like the Tour of Montana, USA Pro Challenge in Colorado, and Tour of Alberta. It's all very exciting!


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