I just found out that I will need to make a trip in the next few weeks to work from the main office of the company I work for. I’ll need to be there for the week and I am dreading it like an overdue dentist appointment.
I lived in the city for several years for this job and was happy to be able to move back to living where I do now and work from home. I make this trip less and less, maybe once every few months, but each time I go it gets more difficult.
I don’t mind the flying so much, or even the hotels. Getting to eat out at some restaurants is actually a treat. It is the traffic and people that hits me like a well swung baseball bat. And it starts as soon as the plane lands and the rush of everyone around you.
Where I live you have to watch out for the occasional atv buzzing down the private road, watch wit ha good eye for deer making a break for it in front of your bumper. The drive from the airport to the hotel is one that leaves my blood pressure sky high and looking for an adult beverage or five.
I always have a bag in my vehicles with some essentials should we get stranded somewhere. I am never without my bag. For this trip I am going to be putting some thought into what can I take with me that would be helpful to have but not get myself full body frisked by the TSA.
I’m going to grab my main vehicle bag and empty it’s contents to see what could make it through checked luggage, a carry-on and what would I bother buying once I am there and either give away or ship back. Some research on is certainly in order but I also wonder not about what one individual thing is allowed, but if a collection of odd things will also raise an eyebrow.
Something to start working through after the some tractor work tomorrow…