The internet has been out in my apartment for five days now. It’s still out now actually. I’m posting this while hanging out at the IMU (university) student lounge. I wouldn’t mind it so much if I was just doing some basic website edits but I have needed to do a lot of referencing for my other work. So an interruption in internet has hampered my ability to do work these past few days. The first day I did as much as I could before I wrote the day off. But like any obstacle, you can’t just give up when things aren’t ideal.
The next day, the internet was still down so I went to the pool area where they have WiFi. I always thought this would be a nice thing to do: work by the pool. You know… get some fresh air? Have a view? It turns out sitting in the pool chair just gives you eye strain from the glare. Not glamorous.
The second day I moved to the table and chair. Actually it’s more like a table and bench. This would’ve worked as a good substitute if the bench was not so awkwardly far from the table. Both are bolted down so there was no moving them.
And so that’s how I “worked” for the past few days. Productivity was very low and my work hours became 9am to about 6pm. Because there is no place to charge my laptop, I had to go back every 1.5 hours to charge my battery. Then after an hour or so, I can come back. Needless to say it isn’t very efficient.
Of course, timing had it that I actually had to get some of my paid work done during those days.
I know that I’ll remember these awkward work days when I have a nice comfy office space!