I am hoping today we hear about whether or not, Foodie gets this studio apartment. The rental market is bad here at the moment. After last year's devastating fires, people who lost their homes, are renting and there just isn't nothing available. Not to mention, we are a semi-rural town and rents were not that high but now, the landlords have hiked the rent quite a bit plus are now wanting 3 times the rent for income approval. Come on now - this isn't the big city. But, they are getting it. Another thing that is unfair is every time you put in an application, they ding your credit and you lose 10 points. For young people who are trying to build their credit, that really hits.
He's not thrilled about the studio - but it is a month to month and at least he could get settled. Last night, he stayed for a home-cooked dinner. He hasn't been drinking nor do I smell it on him. Now after he leaves the house, he may but I kinda doubt it since he is sleeping on the sofas of his fellow employees. He is trying to tread lightly, while he needs to. I only wish he could manage to do that with us. I guess it's easier to be nicer to your friends than to your family...
Tomorrow we make the 2-hour drive to Sacramento for the CalPers workshop. My husband has already put in his last day at work officially so we're set for that. It's 1 month and 26 days left.
Gas has sure been high. $4.00 a gallon. Once he retires, we won't be driving as much. Filling up the van, it's about $320 a month just in gas. I remember back in 2008, gas was over $5.00 a gallon. That was when we were moving up here from the bay area and we also had a 34-foot motorhome we had to fill up as well as 2 vehicles.
Tomorrow the powers that be, are telling us that PGE is supposed to turn off the power to 35 counties for several days to reduce the risk of wildfires. Just wonderful. Granted it won't be everyone; just areas within these counties - about 700,000 homes and businesses. I just hope we are not one of them. At least it won't be 100 degrees! I'm telling you, Alaska is looking better and better for us, all the time!