Working on the porch
Working on the porch

One of my favorite things to do in Massachusetts is to walk from my place down to the main lobby, grab a cup of coffee, and head out to the front porch for an hour or two of work. Since I work from home, it can get quite isolating.

When I’m on the porch, people come and go around me, and I love hearing all the different accents, and feeling the energy around me. Since most people are there on vacation, it’s a very happy place generally. There are lot of people from the New York city area, and I have to admit that I feel like I’m home listening to their accents.

I grew up on Long Island then moved to western NY, where I spent a few decades. I hadn’t noticed that I missed the accent, but when I hear the accents around me, it feels so right.

Chairs on the porch

Aside from the general conversations and energy mentioned, I love the view I get. In particular, I love when it’s raining, and I’m cozied on the porch, under shelter, listening to the rain fall as I work, looking at a beautiful view when I glance up. My image collection doesn’t have a record of that, so I will try to get that photo sometime in my future. But I bet you can imagine hills framed by rain and immerse yourself in the beauty of that mental image.

And then there’s one of my favorite parts of porch work. I have a work buddy who is there almost every day. It’s really tempting to offer treats, but I don’t. And yet, the little one still comes regularly to check things out. So fun!

8 comments on “Porch Work

  1. I love this! I’m totally of a like mind when working from home. If you’re interested, check out my “View From Today’s Office” series: https://theteleworkguru.wordpress.com/2018/08/07/view-from-todays-office-camden-market-london/.

    • Chrissie

      I love the concept of your blog! I just followed you and look forward to spending more time reading through your posts. Thanks for sharing that 🙂

      • Thanks, Chrissie! Glad to have you! We’re just starting out, so I’d love your feedback as we go!

  2. Your new work space sounds delightful. Pics please???? What is the little fellows name? Chip?

    • Chrissie

      Ah! Officially named, my new buddy is. Love it. And now I will think of you as my friend scurries around. Perfect.

  3. Too mischievous to be a monk.

  4. Nothing like savouring coffee on a front porch in summer, right? And ohhh, cute lil chipmunk!!!

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