Eric specifically me told to NOT google black mold, (you can read about the amazing benefits it can cause on your body by clicking that link!) so course I did!!
Wow, and…uh oh.
The landlady was kind enough to immediately send a crew in to take care of the situation AND repaint our walls at the same time. The only issue was, “Where do we go while this is happening, and what do we do with our pets?”
A decent hotel in Manhattan, with a private bathroom, was about $150 and up to a billion dollars a night. Good God. We could stay at a hotel by the airport for $50 a night, only to be stranded there with no simple way to get into the city. So after some research, we discovered that Atlantic City had hotel rooms for $27 a night! WOW. Round trip bus tickets for TWO-$30!!! (after they give you about $50 in credit once you arrive to the casino, which we immediately LOST, but it was sure fun!)
Now this may sound like a great idea and all, and it is if you get a casino rewards card at the destination you decide to stay at. You get discounts on everything from water to newspapers and the points rack up, then you put the card in whatever slot machine you become glued to and win special prizes from that too.
Then all of the hidden charges come flying up and that’s when it gets annoying.
To use the gym it is $20 a DAY. (yes I went to the gym in Atlantic City) then immediately went into HALT and ate a bag of potato chips…but it’s all okay now.
“I don’t understand how it’s more expensive here to NOT drink.” I said this to the gym receptionist. “I gamble but I don’t drink alcohol so how come the gym can’t make up for that perk I’m not taking advantage of?” Oh chuckle! I signed the $20 onto my room.
Wifi, $12.99 a day…but again, as long as I have my casino rewards card, and eventually after I spend hundreds of thousands of dollars they shall reward me with a free buffet or something magical like that. Then it will all be worth it.
Other than that, despite the rain it’s quite lovely here. There was a fire at the Starbucks in the mall we were supposed to go to today, but hopefully no one was hurt and it will be open tomorrow.