Every morning, I leave the house at 6:30am. I drive to the shuttle stop, and if there isn't much traffic, I'm early enough to make a stop at the bagel shop (strawberry bagel with chocolate milk, mmm) or Peets (Chai Latte, anyone?)
The ride in takes anywhere from 1 hour to 1.5 hours. During which, I've been known to:
- Watch a NetFlix
- Listen to Audible ("Atlas Shrugged" is lasting a looong time)
- Email (we have wireless internet, thanks to JunxionBox)
- Dork around, reading "news" off my aggregator (NNW or GR)
- Work on a personal project (reminder: start work on Rails again)
- Do Real Work (especially when on-call)
- Plan (nod to HBN agan)
It's really a pretty good system. I get in before just about anybody else in the office. At which point I am often ready to get right in my game, without the standard "sit around, check email, wake up" hour most people go through every morning.
The best part is that I have an ending time. 5:00pm sharp, every day. If I'm sorta working on this project, sorry, gotta go home. I like to think it's helping my home life. Of course, if i *have* to stick around for some important deadline, there is a later shuttle (7:30pm).
Normally I get home about 6:30pm, making a 12-hour day (3 of which are on the road), every day. I can take it.
So, there ya go. In case you were wondering.