Tomorrow I start a new contract with "a large UK carrier" which promises to last for some months. The location of the work is London docklands, which is a two hour door-to-door commute. As I don't intend to live my life on trains, let alone survive on four hours sleep, I have elected to spend several nights a week in a docklands hotel.
This has had impact on other things. First I had to call my piano teacher to let her know that piano is suspended - no opportunity or time to practice during this contract. Then the music theory class got cancelled - a refund has been requested.
The OU will go ahead, studying in a hotel room.