Unable to Work

Last week was chaotic. Last Wednesday, we closed on our new construction house. We had movers coming over on Saturday to move the big stuff for us from our rental house to our new house. Let's just say the days of asking my buddies to help me move and "paying" with pizza and beer are long over. We have a lot more stuff than back in the old days, and my friends are a lot older — just like me.

Before the actual move on Saturday, my plan was to work from our rental house. I figured as long as I packed my computer at the very end, I could easily work around the boxes of stuff that were piling up around the house. 

Unfortunately, our internet provider had a serious outage in the area, and most of the week we had no internet service. My wife was able to continue to work using her phone as a hot spot, but it didn't have the speed I needed to do what I needed to do. So basically, I was unable to work for almost the entire week!

The situation I faced last week got me thinking — many maintenance facilities have transitioned to electronic services for maintenance tracking/record keeping, work instructions, inventory management and other business-related processes. Can you imagine a maintenance shop losing internet service for almost a week? If they don't have backup maintenance manuals, parts manuals and other needed business-related documentation, they could easily be unable to perform a majority of their work. Fortunately, many shops have contingency plans in place to mitigate the effects such a dilemma could pose. 

Thankfully, the move is over. We have reliable internet service in our new house, and I have been catching up on a huge backload of work. 

I can see some light at the end of the tunnel!

Thanks for reading!



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