Work from Home Diary 8: My First Quarantine Haircut

Good morning everyone, I hope you all had a great Easter weekend.  I started sharing my thoughts regarding working from home in a series of Work from Home Diary posts.  Feel free to share your work from home feelings in the comments section below.  For today’s update, I wanted to share my experience getting a (quarantine) haircut at home.  I included many photos below.

This is the start of week 6 of working from home for me and week 5 for Laura.  We have converted our dining room table into a (sometimes messy) coworking space and I am proudly drinking from my favorite mug.  If you can’t see what it says, it say “I don’t need Google, my wife knows everything.”  I haven’t decided if it is ironic or accurate, but it is a great mug (and was on sale).  When we are not working from home, we like to go on a short walk around the neighborhood to stretch our legs, get some fresh air, and maybe see a few birds by the lake.

If you want to see my before and after haircut pics, please keep reading.

As I mentioned in last week’s post (Work from Home Diary 6: Spring Cleaning with Marie Kondo & My Strange Amazon Purchases), I bought a Philips Norelco Trimmer ($20) and said Laura would *attempt* to cut my hair.  I have had many haircuts in my life (so many, I can’t keep track) but I was really impressed by Laura’s hair cutting skills.  For her first haircut, she did much better than I hoped / prayed / anticipated.  With some encouragement and directions from me, the haircut looks pretty good.

I am really not very picky when it comes to my haircut, so maybe I will get more quarantine haircuts at home in the months to come.  Considering that an average haircut costs about $20 including tip, that comes out to $120 – $160 in haircuts during the year.  I would much rather save that money and spend it on a dinner or travel somewhere.  Have you considered getting a quarantine haircut at home?  Let me know your thoughts in the comment section.  Have a great day everyone!

9 thoughts on “Work from Home Diary 8: My First Quarantine Haircut

  1. Liz

    I was lucky and got my hair cut in early March (right before quarantine started for Michiganders) … but it had been more than a year before I had received a haircut! (I guess girls are lucky, since we can keep our hair long?)

    1. Grant Post author

      Hi Liz, good timing on your part to get a haircut right before the stay at home orders began. I couldn’t even imagine what my hair would look like if I couldn’t get a haircut for 1 year. Hope you had a good Easter weekend :)

  2. Left Handed Passenger

    I don’t know where you live, but in California, the governor issued an executive order telling state residents to stay at home. At the county level it is a shelter-in-place order. Neither is a quarantine.

    If you tested positive to Covid-19, you would be given an official quarantine. You would not be allowed to leave your house, period. Under stay-at-home and shelter-in-place, you can still go out to essential activities, including exercise.

    I know everyone in the nation is casually saying “quarantine” in blogs and social media, even if they aren’t officially quarantined. As a blogger, are you going to be socially responsible and use the right term, or concede to common usage?

    I’m not being pedantic, because you might actually need to make the distinction some day.

    1. Grant Post author

      Hi LHP, you make a good point. I’m up in the Bay Area, so shelter in place is the correct term for California. The correct title of the post should be My First Shelter in Place Haircut at Home – but that just doesn’t have the same ring to it. I hope you are staying healthy and safe in CA.

      1. Left Handed Passenger

        I agree it “just doesn’t have the same ring to it,” so I’m good with it.

        Now, for a counterpoint to the casual use of “quarantine”:

        “Message to all my friends who are Asian that have family members living at the Montreal Chinese Hospital. I was contacted and informed that 36 hours ago. One of the nurses that worked at the hospital has tested positive for COVID-19. Currently, the 3rd and 5th floor of the hospital is now under Quarantine. If you have family members who are living there to contact the hospital head nurse of each floor to get procedures on how to reach your loved ones. I pray that your family is safe.”

        In this example (posted 1 hour ago by a friend, so it’s also pertinent), they literally mean “quarantine” at the hospital.


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