I work from home and so does my husband. Of course a lot of our work is outside with the farm. But we also both do not tolerate much noise. For us while lots of folks will have music playing neither of us can do anything if there is any extra noise. We can sit across from each other (we have facing L shaped desks) and work on our projects for hours at a time with no talking or extra noise and we both have headphones on our machines for the times we need to listen to web casts or other sound generating stuff. So I can certainly agree that quiet is important. Maybe figuring out how to signal it's quiet time will help? Could you put on a pair of headphones when you need to work even if there is noting playing on them?
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