Monday, May 7, 2012
Matt works for Kennecott Utah Copper Corp. (Rio Tinto owns it), it is a huge copper mine (the giant hole that you can see from space). They work at least 15 minutes from anywhere, so buying a lunch isn't really an option . Not to mention it is obviously more expensive than taking a home lunch. Being the poor people that we are, and we will be that way until the student loans are paid for.
We have had to be creative with his lunch. I have to switch up what kinds of things I send every few months. He can't handle sandwiches every day. He also likes to eat pretty healthy out there. It has been a source of great frustration because the options are limited and Matt can be really picky sometimes. The have no way to keep their lunches really cold unless they take a cooler, and they have no way to heat anything (by they I mean Matt, my Dad, my BIL, and my ex-BIL).
Matt has learned to eat everything cold, I don't know how he can stand it - yuck. As of late he wants most of it to be fruits and veggies, which is helpful. I have been sending him a bag of carrots, a bad of pea pods or spinach salad, 2 bananas, another type of fruit, a main dish (usually left overs from what we have eaten at home or peanut butter and jam sandwiches), 2 string cheeses, and some type of snack.
Some people would say that it is a big lunch, but considering that he doesn't eat breakfast or dinner. The size is right up his alley, in fact probably not enough. There was a time when I was sending him desserts, but he told me to stop. So there you go a visual into the life of a miner. It kind of sucks, but I'll take it for now.