As I mentioned earlier in these posts, Jacob has various courses that he is trying to do at OutSchool.com. He’s enjoying them, but then again, there’s no real work involved. He has some reading to do for one of them, but it’s about Gods, and he would read that anyway!
Today was a full day for him. While I was working this morning, he played Fortnite and then had a call with a social worker, upgraded from phone to Zoom (yay!) and he thought it was nice to be able to see her, so we’ll count that as a win. Personally, I think it’s a HUGE win for him, but that’s just me.
I ran over to Tim Horton’s for lunch, took a break for that, and then back to work for me. He then had a class this afternoon on mythology in general or Greek Gods specifically, I forget which, and then chess lessons. But after that? I took another break so I could sit with him and do Lego.
We’re working on a project, I’ll likely add it to my choices tomorrow (assuming we finish), so I won’t reveal the content yet, but we are assembling it together. Originally, I was going to do it by myself, a special project just for me, but since he’s struggling a bit on the isolation front, we made him my assistant for it. Normally, I man the book and he assembles stuff, but for this one, it was supposed to be me assembling and him manning the book. Until today when he was getting impatient and wanted to be in there with his hands. So I let him take over. He needed it, and it’s a small price to pay. I have lots of other projects I’m working on in other ways.
Then I came back down to work while Jacob did some reading, I got caught up on a few transactions going through, returned a couple of calls I needed to follow up on, and then it was dinner time. We’ve been eating a lot of leftovers this week in different forms to use stuff up, so it was relatively quick to make fajitas tonight and we’ll likely have it again for lunch tomorrow.
After that, I introduced Jacob to the comic stylings of Tim Allen in the form of Galaxy Quest. I was debating Spaceballs vs. GQ, but GQ has a storyline that is more fun than just jokes, and we did just watch Guardians of the Galaxy, so it seemed like a “save the universe”-type theme. He loved it! I had forgotten a scene where they beam the rock giant onto the ship to fight the invaders, it was fun.
And then? Bedtime for penguins, and I came back downstairs to work a bit more. I’m trying to finish a workplan for my team, and I had about seven or eight inputs to wade through for possible inclusion, so it wasn’t just copy and paste or tweak. Ironically, I got it all done, ready to send to my team for a 10:00 a.m. meeting tomorrow, and realized I forgot to include one of the files I’m doing these days myself.
An odd work day…sort of 9:00-11:45, 1:00-3:45, 5:00-6:30 and then 9:30-10:45 or so. Yeah, a little more than my 7.5h I guess, but who knows if there were production lags from start/stop too. Either way, it made the day “work” for being with Jacob. It would be good to have longer “shifts” in there, but it worked.
Today I choose to time-shift my work.
What choices are you making with your day?