Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Juarez Doors

It's only Day Four of this working from home stuff and I will tell you it's tougher than I thought it would be. I don't miss leaving the house by 7 a.m., packing a lunch, looking presentable, driving 30 minutes each way, and being part of the herd, but it's really hard to stay on task! A neighbor calls on the phone and I just monitor the machine, but then the doorbell rings and I end up spending 20 minutes with that. Then I need a drink and a little snack before I sit back down again, and a half hour has gone poof! Since I'm paid by logged on time, it's not like I can just walk away at 5:00 p.m. if the number's aren't there. Ugh.

All that being said, I did do the math this morning and figured out yesterday, on a day when I took three hours out in the middle to have lunch with friends, I did actually make a little more working from home. (But I got up at the crack of dawn to do that and worked an hour after dinner so I could put in the time!) I just need to learn to fine art of balance! And with that said, I'd better get busy. Once again, I'm off schedule.

Juarez is one of my favorite streets on Isla. This year, it was a traffic jam during the day, but I did manage to get some photos of doors without getting flattened by a vehicle.

This has always been my favorite house on Juarez, and it's probably the most photographed house on the island.

I think the name plate on this one says Magana, as in Puerto Juarez ferry.

This, of course, has to be the second most photographed dwelling on Juarez. I thought the motorcycle was a nice touch.

This house frequently changes colors. I love this new shade of blue.

Another beautiful shade of blue.

Have you ever heard the expression 'you could walk a dog under that door'? You could walk one under or through this one! I'm betting this casa is vacant!

Now quick like a bunny, I'm off to the shower so I can be perched on my sofa (my new office) by 8 a.m.! I tried working at a desk, but that was just way too uncomfortable and boring! : )


Sue said...

Oh my, you've discovered my kind of office! I never sit at a desk either, but have paid for that with backaches due to bad posture and support (but I keep my feet up, so that prevents swelling).

Love the pictures, and don't be so sure that house is vacant - there are a few places with rickety doors like that one.

Enjoy your work from home!

Life's a Beach! said...

Sue, the backache started yesterday afternoon, so maybe I'll start out on the kitchen counter this morning. Hope Loco's doing much better!

drgeo said...

Oh the possibilities! I can imagine you with a laptop strapped to your treadmill...I wonder what it would be like to work from a veranda on Isla. Would it be possible to look at the ocean while working?

Life's a Beach! said...

drgeo, you're killing me! The only problem is that my employer might figure out I was working from Mexico! LOL! I did take 3 laps around the circle on my bike mid-morning in an attempt to wake up! Note to self: buy some caffeinated drinks!

Anonymous said...

I love that first photo with the dog peeking out. Working from home sounds great to me! Too bad I can't do that with my time away with my ankle!