Monday 23rd March 2020.
Today is the first day we are all working from home. I had three days last week to get used to Simon being at home. God he was a grumpy bastard, now I’ve got a 10 year old and moody 14 year old to “home school” as well.
The morning passed with me being the resident IT desk support worker. Trying to get power point set up on 10 year old’s computer, getting her an email address – of which she is proud of. Weird kid
By about lunchtime I managed to get 10yo onto MS Office and she was good to go. The teen seemed to think that he’d done all his work in about half an hour. I need to check on what he’s doing but at some point my own “paid” employ may notice I actually haven’t managed to do any work all morning.
Finally got some work done this afternoon although at present I know I’m not working at full capacity. I’ve ordered a 2nd computer screen which I’m sure will help make life easier.
8.30 tonight the country was addressed by the Prime Minister. I always wondered what it felt like, all sitting in the front room listening to an important announcement by your leader, like the images of families around the wireless when the start of WWII was announced.
We are now officially on lock-down. Only going out for essentials, food and medical needs. On reflection, personally for me this is a time to be able to press re-set. It will certainly help cut down on my latte consumption. I may be the only person who comes out of this mess financially better off.