Yesterday – Day 5 – was my second consecutive day of teleworking from home. A small personal first which included a conference call that set forth NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support official response to the corona virus crisis.
For the foreseeable future, I will be tethered to the military-industrial complex via the Ethernet from home. NAVSUP WSS Command initiated its Continuance Of Operation Plans, appropriately named as its acronym describes the status of home-bound hostages, as in “I’m freakin’ COOPed up in this freakin’ house”!
The immediate essentials are the prohibition of employees in the work spaces unless absolutely essential; the continuance of systems and interactions that support US Navy and Marine Corp operations; and the collection of data on things like systems availability and the quality of networking connections. The latter data requirement the product of this event as the first implementation of the COOP.
As one, who never worked a regular telework schedule as a personal preference, this is a big adjustment. As mentioned yesterday, this will also be a challenge for Carol as well!
As is my habit, when I leave for work (in this case the basement) I gave her a kiss as I left our bedroom. A bit sleepy and confused she asked, “Where are you going?”
“I’m going to work”, I said.
“You’re a weirdo …” was her loving response!
Love is a many splendored thing!
I leave you today with this observation plagiarized and paraphrased as follows:
“If we go through all of this bullshit (paraphrased part),
and absolutely NOTHING happens to us …
Well, that is the point!”
– a known but forgotten author