Yes, I’m out on the road again. I travel a lot due to the work I do and I’m often ‘on the road’ for weeks at a time. I have to take a laptop, phone and iPad with me, along with their relevant chargers. These are my tools of trade and my office is wherever I am sleeping that night.
As I have mentioned in a previous blog, we try to go paperless where possible though it is not always so easy to achieve. Many of our clients like to handle the physical resources we develop rather than reading them on an iPad, so I have to find room for these in my luggage as well.
Of course, I also need to take changes of clothes along with me. Thankfully, I work ‘out bush’ so don’t need to dress up! Add in toiletries, a sleeping bag, pillow and a sheet for those places where we have to ‘camp’, cooking items and ‘hard-to-get’ food items and the weight really starts to add up. Read more
I’m currently back out on the road again, working in remote communities in the Northern Territory. The wet season is just finishing up here and there are still a few storms and showers around making it fairly humid, especially in the afternoon. Still, there are worse workplaces I can think of. So, that’s why there are no pretty house pictures this week. Hopefully, all that is still happening while I am absent.
I had a wake up call this week. I lost my wallet.
Don’t worry, this has a good ending! Losing my wallet is not a good thing to do when travelling, as I need to show identification to get on the plane (remote areas don’t have the option of on-line check in) and I pay for most travel expenses by credit card. So there I was, remote location (check out Nhulunbuy on Google maps and you’ll see what I mean), no I.D. and I needed something that would allow me to get on the plane on Friday. Thankfully, I still had my phone – I would have had a melt-down if I had lost that! My phone is crucial to my work as a remote operator.