Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Travelling to Job Sites

Carpenters and scaffolders (and other trades as well) often leave their homes to travel to various work sites. I've done a lot of this over the past 30 + years. Sometimes there is a work camp with meals, laundry and a common room and internet access included along with a private or shared room. Other times a motel room with a 'meals and costs allowance' as part of the job package. Internet is part of the motel package along with a small fridge, microwave, a toaster and a coffee maker. It there is a kitchenette included it is pretty sparse on equipment.
To make my work time/off work time more comfortable I've put together a travel basket (and this one is a vintage treasure too. I like using and seeing vintage china so that is what I pack, along with my favourite frying pan, a good pot with lid, paring knife, saw edged knife and utensils, a few comforts from home. The plates in my basket were thrifted along the route last time I went to Prince George for work. The basket was a great garage sale find, the pottery was also garage sale.
I also pack the meal supplements and vitamins I take on a daily basis (Shaklee works for me) and I start the jobs with care packages prepared and frozen by my wife so the first several of days on the job I know I can shower, make a very fast and tasty (thawed and heated) meal and crash. The first week on a new job is always exhausting so I do my best to plan how I will deal it. Food tastes better off my own dishes.

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  1. Great idea! I have a picnic basket I fitted out in the 1980s for days out. Think I'll go find it! Inspiring post!

  2. At least, you made the best of not too good situations.

  3. I have that same Picnic basket that I bought back in the 70's. It was complete with plastic dishes and utensils.

    Jocelyn @

  4. Love it! Love the basket, love the china and love that you pack in style. I also love that you use Bragg vinegar - awesome stuff!

  5. Nothing like bringing the comforts of home with you. I love the basket you've put together. Thanks so much for joining Show & Tell! Glad to have you, Rob.

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

  6. Hi Rob ... I like the definition of Travel Basket instead of Picnic basket, and looks like you have a good plan there when you travel. Pretty dishes make every thing taste better.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  7. I love that you can bring a little bit of home with you via the pretty china dishes. Very civilized. :)

  8. How neat, Rob! I can just see you packing this along with you.


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