For the second time in a year, to keep food on the table, I have taken a short-term consulting job out of town. While I have traveled for work in the past, I had forgotten what a real pain it could be. While my kids are grown now, I still miss my wife and home, and the normal daily routines. Furthermore, the government and the airlines have conspired to remove any of the joy and excitement involved in the trip itself, with rules for security that have morphed into revenue enhancing moves by the airlines. For example - reducing the amounts and types of items that can be carried on board, and then charging for checked bags.
While I still enjoy the challenges of my job, being in an unfamiliar environment can cause difficulties in concentration. I almost wonder how people who travel all the time for a living (including professional athletes) can do it.
That's all for today. Back to work!