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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Big Decision

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?


Kass said...

Yea! You're coming home! You talking about your patio reminded me how much fun I had chillin out there with you when we came out to visit last year. I will definitely put aside a weekend or two for you guys!

alisha said...

I knew one of these days I'd say something that would compel you to comment Kas. I hope that you will come visit this summer and bring Adam at least once. I'll look forward to chillin' out on the patio with you. I wont have a car so it will be almost impossible for me to come to you. I will probably end up flying through Chicago and was thinking maybe we could get together then too. Maybe I could even talk you into picking us up at the airport? Call me this weekend...let's talk.

Anonymous said...

I'm sooooo glad you are coming home. I miss you. It'll be so nice to see you. I will keep my ears open for a job for you and transportation.


alisha said...

Thanks Lisa...it would be great if you could let me know about any jobs or cars available for the summer. I was thinking about asking Dave if he'd be willing to have me back for the summer maintenance crew. It would be nice to be around Vantage, even if it is doing the grunt work. I could ride a bike that way and have three day weekends to either get another job or visit with friends. I will look forward to seeing you this summer too! I cant wait to see you, actually. There's so much to talk about. And we can go visit Jennifer at the spa too! Call me this weekend.

Anonymous said...

we are so glad that you are coming home!!! we will have to get together. we will have to come down there since you wont have a car. the kids will be excited. so will you have avery at all in the summer or will your mom have him the whole time??? well we miss you

Anonymous said...

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