Thursday, November 09, 2006

Lodging Issue Almost Resolved

I think I have resolved my personal lodging issue for the 80th legislative session. One of my options would have been to live at a nearby hotel during the session. The state has a deal for discounted rates. With both my wife and me working, we could probably swing the expense, but would not have much left over. Renting an apartment would have been problematic as well. Housing in Austin can be pricey, so it would probably cost more to rent than just stay at the hotel. I did, however, find a place that may be adequate. I'd have 3 roommates, probably college kids. Each with our own bedroom and bathroom, but sharing the living room and kitchen.

I understand that once the Legislature is in session that I probably won't spend much time there except to crash out. There are shuttles that go between the apartment and UT, which is just a short walk away from the Capitol. So, I'd save some money on lodging and fuel expenses on top of getting exercise. I'm going to look into the possibility of an efficiency apartment to compare the pricing. As much as I don't think of myself as old, I doubt I have too much in common with somebody in his early 20's. If an efficiency costs much more, then I'll go ahead and stay at the place I found.

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