I wasn't sure how I'd like working at home in my office, but I have discovered I love it beyond anything I could imagine. (I don't do telephonic CM anymore, but I did, and much of my work now is telephonic/computer). Like jaqs96 I am thrilled at the autonomy I have-- kids are grown now but when I had 'em at home I could go to the game or the concert or the teacher conference with ease. I can make a dental appointment or get the car worked on, and drop off the dry-cleaning, or just go for a walk; I forward my phone to my cell when I leave my desk.
My job was based on the concept of, "We don't care when you do it so long as it gets done by deadline." I have friends who have similar arrangements; we are supposed to be instantly available by phone; fair enough, but one has a boss who always seems to call when she's in the bathroom, and then gets annoyed at her-- "Where were you? I called but you didn't answer."
Overall, though, the no nights, no weekends, no holidays and the control over my own time is worth more than a ton of overtime to me. And of course being able to have a nice kitty on my desk, look out the window at the birds, or kiss my sweet husband in passing is pretty nice, too.
Plan to make yourself time for a "coffee break" with a friend or colleague, where you just chat on the phone for ten minutes or so, just to keep connected.
Ask the boss how they do team-building and -maintaining between you all, because it's so important to have relationships with peers to bounce ideas off and get guidance, especially when you're new.
Cultivate good relations with the IT guy (it's almost always a guy) and appreciate the heck out of him-- he will reward you by taking care of the inevitable computer glitches which plague home workers who have to use a company server.
Be careful of snacking...that kitchen is just...right...there
, and can get to you.
Get up and walk at least ten minutes q2h for your BP and your weight
. And revel in how much money you're saving in cleaning and laundry.