Snow! (And why being self-employed stinks sometimes)

Posted by on Feb 12 2006

Wow! We woke up this morning to 14″ of snow!

I can remember when I was a little kid, how exciting it would be to wake up to this much snow. Definitely a “snow day” off of school. Lots of snowball fights and snow forts to build and sledding. Coming back inside to hot tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches. When you’re 7 years old, this is heaven.

When I worked for Corporate America, I had that same thrill of snow storms: work would be closed! A day off to relax, read a book, snuggle with my honey.

Being self-employed in a home office sounds great. Who wouldn’t want the 10 second commute from kitchen to home office? Who wouldn’t want to update your website in your pajamas? Who wouldn’t want cats sleeping at your feet? Who wouldn’t want to look out the window and watch the hawks circling overhead as you type up a report?

But on a day like today, when all the corporate types will be staying home tomorrow and having a snow day, I know I’ll still be making that 10 second commute from kitchen to home office. Snow days have lost all their glamour.



2 comments for now

2 Responses to “Snow! (And why being self-employed stinks sometimes)”

  1. Donna Steinhorn

    Ah Karen, I could have written this myself. I was bemoaning just this to my daughter, who had all her classes cancelled at college and was gleeful.

    16 Feb 2006 at 2:04 pm

  2. Karyn Greenstreet

    It doesn’t seem fair, does it, Donna? Then again, I guess my boss (me!) is the one who sets the schedule. Maybe I should ask my boss for a snow day? 🙂


    16 Feb 2006 at 2:52 pm

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