Thanks as always to Pirate’s Cove for the Rule Five links!
Regular readers of these virtual pages will recall that yr. obdt. landed another gig, this one in New Jersey; a couple weeks back you’ll recall the week of travel totty pics put up whilst Mrs. Animal and myself were crossing most of a continent to our temporary lodgings.
Well, today sees us headed halfway back, as we discovered the client company could not complete my IT stuff (laptop) and training at the Joisey site, so we have to go to a place up north of the Chicago metro area to get that done. That will take 2-3 weeks, then it’s off back to Joisey.
Good news: In the time we’ve already been in Raritan, NJ, where our temporary digs are located, we’ve found it to be a pleasant little town. The folks are friendly, there is some great Italian food to be had, and the countryside isn’t bad at all – big trees, a nice river through the town. It’s acceptable. In fact, if it weren’t for the state’s bat-guano crazy government, it would be a pretty nice place.
So, this morning it’s back in our little travel car/truck/SUV/something (is the Ford Edge a car or a truck? An SUV? What the hell do you call it?) and off to Illinois. Bright side: We’ll take a weekend in there and go see our oldest kid and my Mom in Iowa, a 4-hour or so drive from the training site.
Self-employment is not an easy life. But all in all, in the fifteen years I’ve been doing this, I’ve had a pretty good time. Complications come with the business and you have to learn to roll with them.
Roll we are. Tomorrow you’ll be stuck with one more travel totty post, then we’ll check in with you all from Illinois. Fortunately we’ll be well away from the free-fire zone that is Chicago.