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Call me nomad

I am not at my desk. There is no point.

My computer has serious troubles that renders it useless for work. Of course, the company is trying to get me up and running.

However, what do I do in the meantime?

I have been nomadic, moving from chair to chair and reading snatches of email along the way and attempting to carry on as usual.

The problem with work routines are that when you are removed from them, you suddenly discover that you have to thing about things that all the handy dandy favorite lists and short cuts had eliminated from mind.

Thinking about things that I don't usually have to think about seems to crowd out other more productive thoughts.

So, if you are trying to contact me by email, I may not be quite as quick to reply. If you telephone, I might not be in my usual location in the building.

On the other hand, perhaps not being easily found will prove to be an asset for a day. Perhaps I can shut out the world for a time and concentrate on things that need a steady focus to accomplish.

I usually do Mint Statistics at the same time every week when I am feeling most able to do that kind of work. It is not creative. It is systematic. A phone call that interrupts me in the middle of it might just cause me to skip a line.

If you ever have noticed something of that nature in the column, now you know how it came about.

After I get this posted, it will be time to move along to the next computer grazing grounds.