Monday, 4/23/12, at about 5:30 PM Connor, my oldest son, asks me to take him to work with him for “Take Your Child to Work Day”. ”Sure”, I tell him, “What day is it?” ”Thursday”, is his reply. THURSDAY? How am I going to possibly make Thursday work? ”Sure Connor, I’ll take you.” ”OK, but are we going to sit in front of you computer all day? That’s kind of boring.” That, coming from the kid who could glue himself to a DS, but the thought of watching me design makes school look like the better option.
As a part of the design team at Design Build Pros, a good portion of my time is spent in my home office, working on CAD (Computer Aided Designs) for my clients, as well as other DBPros’ clients and clients from our Preferred Remodeler Network. I do meet with homeowners at their homes during design, and visit the active jobsites as they progress. However this week, I have two design projects that must be complete by the end of the week as well as some alterations a homeowner requested to a third plan, on top of my “normal” work load, and was not planning on leaving my desk. On top of it all, rain is in the forecast for most of NJ on Thursday. I’ll just have to make it work.