I've decided to go home to Ohio for the summer. I really didnt want to, but Avery will be spending the summer with his mom and I figure I should be close by just in case. I spent alot of time thinking about it and tossing the possibilities around. I really wanted to go out and explore more of the state of Alaska. Then, I thought maybe I'd just stay here in Bethel and get a job for the summer. Then, I was talking to a friend and he said that if he were in that kind of situation (talking about mom), then he'd want to be close to his kids. I said...you know what, you're right. You never know what's going to happen when mom's controlling the reigns and I decided that it would be best to be nearby. Not to mention that many of my friends back in Ohio have been bugging me to come home.
There are a few downfalls to this decision. I wont have a car because my truck will have to stay here. I'll have to figure that out. I have to get a job, maybe even two. So, I wont really have much free time. I'll have to either move out of my apt here and find a new one only two months later. OR I'll have to pay a ridiculous amount of rent for a place I'm not living in...OUCH! I'm not too happy with either of those choices. I wont make as much money at a job in Ohio as I could in a job in Alaska. Bummer...oh, well. Lastly, the plane tickets home are about a grand.
On the upside...I'll be able to see some friends back home. I'll be able to check up on my grandmother and her health. I'll be around just in case Avery needs me. I should be able to find a job pretty easy. I'll be able to enjoy the new patio that I built last summer and my new patio furniture and grill that go with it. I'll be able to grow a garden. I'll be able to get a tan. I'll be able to take care of the house and yard. I'll have things to do on Saturday night. I'll be able to drive on paved roads. I'm kind of excited about it now that the decision has been made!
Any ideas on possible summer jobs?
The Alaska Disconnect
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