I needed to find a better job and I am now in charge of part of the kitchen at a casino in Atlantic City NJ. It is not what I would have wished for, but it is a much better paying job and it is a lot more secure than what I had. The boss at my old job was a raving maniac who fired people for little or no reason it seems. A friend of mine from Florida recommended me for this job, the two of us are sharing a rented house and I got directv in atlantic city as part of my end of the deal. He and I split the rent. He pays for the internet and I paid for the satellite tv package. In fact we got the really nice higher end packages on both. If it was one of us living in an apartment that would be really expensive and beyond reach, but splitting the costs is very affordable. In fact my costs are about two thirds of what I was paying.
In truth I could probably ditch the car, along with the insurance for it and save that money. I live about twenty minutes walk away from the casino and I can ride a bike up there in less than ten minutes. I have been doing that to save gas when the weather is nice and I sort of like it, although I try to avoid this one neighborhood where some bad things might happen to a bypasser if he happened to be there at the wrong time. Of course that is the case in any big city area, you need to know where you do not want to be and how to look over your shoulder as though there might be something bad behind you.