Work has picked up this month, and I’m traveling during 3 weeks this month – including to Brazil at the end of the month. The traveling is fun to a certain extent, but in addition to the actual travel to the sites I’m visiting, I have to spend approximately 40 hours writing a report once I’ve finished my site visit. If you do the math, you’ll notice that there are not more than 40 hours in a work week – leaving me finishing my reports after hours. I’m particularly keen on finishing the reports before I do the next site visit, just so I don’t get multiple sites mixed up in my head!
The travel normally isn’t too bad, but this past week, I got caught up in the delays caused by a fire at air traffic control in Chicago. My flight (no where near Chicago) was delayed over 4 hours! At least we managed to get to our destination, which is more than I can say for some other travelers that day. I actually was so exhausted when I finally made it to my hotel that I ordered room service. I think I can count on one hand how many times I’ve ordered room service. I can expense it, but I still have a deep-seated desire to not waste money, even if it’s not mine. (I’ve actually got a bit of a reputation at my client for being the “cheap one”).
I hope to catch up on everyone’s posts as I procrastinate report writing, but I do want to spend some time with my family while I’m not traveling!