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My 15th year of working at home

At the end of the work day today — at 4pm — I met my youngest son at school. We then proceeded to go and start flooding our neighborhood rink — and then proceeded to start to build a “bob-sled run” in the backyard. We’ve got a major freeze coming in to eastern North America in the next week, and it’s a great time to make some ice!

While doing this, I realized that 2004 marks the start of the 15th year in which I’ve been working in a home office. That’s a long time. I still get in my 8 or 9 hours a day — and sometimes more. I’ve learned lots of rules about how to successfully do it.

The real benefit is life-balance, particularly in the relationship with my family. After all, it’s a very unique experience — when my first son went to school some years back, we had to explain to him that most mommies and daddies went out to work every day! He thought that was weird — because in his mind, every mommy and daddy worked at home! He’d never known anything different… (my wife has been working with me at home for 9 of these years)

15 years. That’s a long time. But it has been worth every single minute.

Here’s to the next 15!!!

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