200 year-old house on 25 rocky acres in high country upstate NY and SO many highbush blueberries!
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
The First Business Trip
I'm just returning from a business trip to a plant near Toronto, Canada. Six of us piled into two rental cars, drove 7 hours north and west, ate dinner, slept, ate breakfast, spent 5 hours in the plant, then drove 7 hours back east and south. Yes, we drove for 14 hours just to spend 5 hours at a plant in Canada.
I remember a time when I used to love travelling for business or pleasure. Back then I was footloose, so taking a trip meant throwing some clothes and my travel toiletries into a bag and off I went. Now, it's finding accomodations for the dogs, and missing home and the cats and everything else (like fresh air)!
My company makes these caulkers, among other things. If you go to Home Depot and see a caulker with the GE logo, we made them. If you look at the small print on the back, you'll see that we're not GE anymore, we've licensed the name for several years. We make other silicone products too, like glues to hold windows on buildings, wetting agents for agricultural products, flowability agents for beauty products, etc, etc, etc.
But this isn't a blog about work. It's a blog about homesteading. Two trips to different big cities in one week is a bit much for me these days. I'm really looking forward to spending some quality time at home, and especially looking forward to spending this weekend on the mountain. It's good to be home!