I just want to let anyone who thinks that traveling on the company dime is cool to know that they are wrong. Traveling for work sucks. Even though a hotel room is beautiful, I'm stuck in Dallas as it rains like crazy outside, my wife is at home alone dealing with two sick kids, one of which was throwing up all last night. It took her almost 90 minutes to cleanup after the first round, as it had soaked through the sheets the mattress pad, and a supposedly waterproof mattress cover.
He couldn't keep any medicine down for the first couple of hours as his fever went to over 101.5, which for a four-year-old is very high. Every time she gave him medicine he would throw it back up, so she had to wait it out, getting about an hours sleep last night. But, since moms don't get days off when their husbands are halfway across the country, she has to get our other two kids ready to go into school on her own.
On this trip I have not been able to get to the gym once, I am eating too much, watching too much porn, and working too long. The only highlight of the trip is that I have had a couple of really good meals, but what I sat down in front of my computer after my shower last night, and my WebCam happened to be pointed at my belly, I realized that those meals have to stop. The old cliché says that the camera adds 10 pounds, well, there must be three or four hidden cameras someplace in my room because it certainly looked like a lot more than 10 had been added.
I can honestly say that I would rather be home cleaning up.
( I wrote this before my "CAUGHT" posting of the 23rd. Maybe staying out on the road isn't such a bad idea, since going home isn't going to be pretty)