Well, I've been doing assessments only since the beginning of the month, and I have to say that so far it is great:). My dread of going into work is replaced with a desire to work faster and more productively. My phone rarely rings and I never receive frantic phone messages anymore. My office is quiet and I work quickly by myself, which is my favorite way to work anyways. So far, so good.
And at home, the new dogs are filling up all our nooks and crannies of free time. If only I could get them to sleep through the night...then things would be just about perfect.