Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Mobility Has It's Advantages

Mobility Has It's Advantages
by Rich Allcorn


In working "mobile", or being a "virtual office", there are percs and there are pitfalls, with ups and downs, and both good points and bad points.  The fact is, when it comes to being "mobile", the biggest plus that I can think of is that you are flexible

Here, you see me parked in my Jeep!  It was a nice cool Spring day!  The temperature was about 60 degrees, give or take a few, and it was a perfect working outdoors kind of a day!  

I pulled the Jeep back up into a wooded area, and parked it in amongst the trees, in the shade.  I dropped the windows, scooted back my seat for a more comfortable working position, plugged my notebook travel adapter into the 12vdc power port (we used to call these cigarette lighters), and with the built-in WWAN (wireless WAN - cellular link) I was "connected"! 

Nearby, there was a stream running by.  This added a peaceful water trickling sound to the whole ambiance of the site!  I was at peace.   

I pulled the Jeep back up into a wooded area, and parked it in amongst the trees, in the shade.  I dropped the windows, scooted back my seat for a more comfortable working position, plugged my notebook travel adapter into the 12vdc power port (we used to call these cigarette lighters), and with the built-in WWAN (wireless WAN - cellular link) I was "connected"! 

Nearby, there was a stream running by.  This added a peaceful water trickling sound to the whole ambiance of the site!  I was at peace.   


Notice the trail in the next picture.  This trail led on to, where I do not know.  I didn't follow it.  But it seemed to go on forever, off into the mysteries of the woods where I found myself today.  I had some writing to do, and a wonderful office was provided to me today to do it in, but I had to step out and shoot a few pics first!  The scenery was beautiful! 

These shots were taken right here in the Round Rock area, in the surrounding Austin Texas region.  We have the most beautiful trees and woodlands here.  The streams and creeks run in various places.  Many, at one time, were clear running streams quite popular for the cowboys to stop by and water their horses.  These same streams still run today.  They're not quite the clear, inviting streams they once were, mostly due to lawn fertilizers and various run-off from the yards and homes of the neighborhoods up above these creek areas.  Yes, man and his presence in an area sometimes really takes it toll on the environment.

So the next time you consider our working environment, keep mine in mind!  I get to work in the places that provide me with the most inspiration.  I can be camping, or in a local Starbucks; in a Barnes and Noble, or even parked in the woods!