Take down that “Room for Rent” sign

First off, I had four things that I highlighted in my last post. Two of them are (sort of) taken care of. Even though money is low, I have enough to survive for a bit. And by a bit, I mean days. I need to find a job as soon as possible. Sure, I could have transferred with Banana Republic, but the closest one was too far away. So I think I’m going to work where ever. Fast food, pharmacy stores, and cinemas are between where I’ll be living and the Paste office. I’m not super stressed about finding a job. The second thing fixed is my iPod situation. I decided to spring for Best Buy to install an after market iPod connector/charger. It’ll be nice to have good quality music without worrying about my iTrip display breaking.

Now, for the dramatic, okay more melodramatic, story about how I found a place to live. As I said, other interns and I flirted with the idea of living together, but it fell apart. Sunday I contacted two people from Craigslist (GASP!). One was unfurnished and one was furnished. The unfurnished place called me back and we seemed to get along. It would be more of being roommates than me renting a room from someone. I was set to go and even said I was 90% sure I was ready to go. When the furnished one called and told me they had a room for $100 cheaper than the one I responded to, I went bananas.

She rents out rooms in her house professionally and even has an agreement so everything is on the up and up. It doesn’t seem like everyone who lives there are roomies, but tenants. To be honest, I’m quite excited about that. It’ll be something different. The room is smaller and has a single bed. She said if I want I can move a queen in there but it’ll be a tight squeeze. Usually I hate small rooms because I have so much crap; however, this time I’m bringing very little and now have less space to make messy. Always got to look on the bright side, eh?

Needless to say, I am less stressed about everything now. I know I said I’d give you details on my driving plans, but I’m still tweaking them. Current thought process is day one to Amarillo, TX. Day two make my way to Little Rock, AR. Finally I’d get to Decatur. I know I shouldn’t, but I’m thinking I could do it in two days. You’ll hear my decision soon.


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