Spend the summer in an RV?
One friend wrote and suggested living in an RV this summer if the rental stuff doesn't pan out. Here's my reply to him:
Yep, an RV is definitely looking like an option. I'm not sure what I'm going to do, but I think I've sent over 20 emails so far this morning. I have to go look at another scary place shortly.
If I don't find a place soon it's going to be "No aurora for you!" (said like "No soup for you!" from Seinfeld.) (Well, at least there won't be an aurora until September or so. I was hoping I'd be able to stay long enough to see the light show, then sneak out of here. To do that I think I'll need to be up in Fairbanks in September, but I'm not 100% sure on that.)
I also look forward to touching ground in the Arctic Circle some time. Oh, there's also a famous baseball game in Fairbanks on June 21. I think they start around 10:30 or 11pm, and play through midnight.
Here's a second email to another friend:
I talked to a nice realtor this morning, and she told me that everyone from California or Hawaii thinks that property here is cheap, but everyone else thinks it's way too expensive. I told her that I'm definitely in that second category, but I finally just told myself to get over it and find a place.
I have one lead on a place I don't like very much, and another lead on a place that looks ok from the outside, but I haven't seen the inside yet.
All in all, I'd rather be working than trying to find a place to live up here(!).
Again I think these emails sum up the morning, and my state of mind.