It has been two months since I wrote you. I am sorry. I needed a break. I need to focus in family and work. I am fine. My family is fine.

In the beginning of the Covid-19 situation, I was a bit overwhelmed. However, I probably should have not been. The situation did not involved as many changes for me as it does for others. I already had been working remotely for a long time before Covid. I am used to stay at home. I like to stay at home.

OCI, the company I work for, is really flexible. To be fair with OCI, it was really flexible before the pandemia. My department, the Grails and Micronaut team, has been always remote. I have always valued that (remote and flexible work) from OCI. I like to wake up early and I sometime like work during the weekend. I have complete freedom to work when I can or when I feel more productive. We usually have some meetings around 16:00 Madrid (Spain) / 9 am St. Louis (USA). Those meetings aside, my work schedule is as flexible as I want.

Currently, I am taking advantage of this flexibility even more. Before pandemia, when my wife worked during weekdays, I will leave my small kid (2 year) with my parents and take the other one (5 years) to school. Then, I picked her up from school at 14:00, drove to my parents house, had lunch with the kids and my parents, went back to my house, worked until 18:30 - 19:00, and picked up the kids.

Now, when my wife works. I don't work. Spain situation is improving but we are still not seeing any of our families in person. I cover those hours in the weekends. It is been challenging but we are managing. I am reading less news, which is helping as well.

I have a lot of things to write about. So, forgive me if this issue feels a bit unconnected. Hopefully, in the next weeks I am able to write with a better structure.

I hope you are doing well.

Sergio del Amo