Am glad to report that Vince got the facebook message i sent him while i was still on the bus (with access to the wifi) that asked him to call me in my room here in Jean. which he did, but of course i was out of the room. the size of pants is either 34 or 36, not the 30 or 32 he was thinking. thats the LENGTH, not the width. the width is the big number, and the length is the small number. i am only 5.9". Vince left a recorded message he would be up saturday night, with a couple of suitcases left at his house, maybe that will include the shampoo, he said i had shirts and things and he would see about bringing the pants too. they dont sell laundry detergent at the gas station, someone else said to wash them in the room i could use any type of soap, even shampoo. one of the employees in the gift shop claimed she has done that before.
and i made my first purchase, $10 for a working cell phone charger that i bought in the gift shop. of course its still a useless phone without it being turned back on or access to wifi, but at least now i can look up all the numbers of others that are stored on it or play games.
also made a 2nd purchase today, $10 for 24 hours of wifi. and of course thats the final wifi purchase ill be making for at least a week, sure cant afford that every day.
so how will i keep the blog up and running? thats quite simple. i will type up the blog entry daily as usual, and either Josie, lightning, seattleirish, or anyone whose voice i know, have spoken to before and fully trust not to edit my words, will phone me at exactly 8pm vegas time daily and have me read to them the new blog entry to publish, and ill let Josie take care of the comments in my absence. u see, the less time i spend online, and the more time i spend trying to grow the roll and come up with money, the better off i am.
how will i eat and have clothes here in Jean? without a way to get anywhere? well thats quite simple too, it seems amazon.com and walmart.com will allow me to get all the food, and clothes (or anything else) i need. maybe even a new phone or a way to get online cheaply. i would be highly surprised if i found out i couldnt buy a shipment of used pants on amazon.com with like say 7 pants and 28 shirts, (a months supply) from a secondhand thrift store vendor im sure some thrift stores sell thru amazon also, hopefully theres still some cheap enough to where u can buy a large quantity at a price of not more than $1 to $1.50 per shirt, and $3 per pants. and if mormon in vegas still wants to provide a pair of pants she is welcome to mail them to the goldstrike front desk on my behalf, it would be highly appreciated and if anyone else is motivated to do the same in the way of glasses, scissors, food, clothes, phone they no longer use but works, they are more than welcome to do so also.
id think i could also order a USB modem this way and maybe then be able to get online daily thru dialup instead of once a week. too expensive to pay this $10 everyday, u can believe that and if u think i will u are only fooling urself.
what id really like, instead of wasting money on getting other phones and wifi, is just paying my bills on my contract little by little, but they dont want the money that way, they want quite a bit in advance upfront to turn it back on instead of the $10 here, $10 there id gladly offer all day long day after day. doesnt make sense to me to spend money on other companies when i owe this bill, and even if i have no intention of paying it for months, ill still have to pay it sooner or later.
now what u guys are probably wondering is have I been disciplined enough to refrain from hitting the max bet button? or have i been playing more spots than i said i would? well i have some good news and some bad news. the bad news is i didnt keep to the $5 3 hands max i said i would, once i got stuck over $50 yesterday, it went out the window, and my largest bet was 3 spots, 2 hands of $14 and one of $15. so the good news is i never once bet over $15 a spot (certainly no max bet) and never once played 5 spots instead of 3 at the most. in fact, to hold myself to this, i had only 3 copies of my players card on me, knowing without the credit for my play, id never bet over 3 spots.
so now u are probably wondering, well how much money did this lose since coming to Jean? well, what i thought was that whatever id lose in Jean, would be cheaper than paying for a room in vegas. and at the worst yesterday i was stuck $138 and quite upset about it. and i ended up being stuck $113 when id finally earned the free room for the first night.
after that, i went and slept a long time and had a good rest. also i managed to get a buffet ticket so i ate a good meal too. then when i woke up about 4am, i knew i needed to renew my room again today, so i went to earn another $12 comps to pay for it. and i did a whole lot better today. won $101 today, so overall for the 2 days, i only lost $12 on the VBJ. which is about what i expect to lose in the long run for every 2 nights stay. and i still think that can be overcome too with a sufficient bankroll and a good counting system.
so instead of the roll being down to the $1488 it was when i quit for the day yesterday, its now back to $1568, which i think is still enough to work with here in Jean. and also enough to spare $68 or so for much needed online purchases, and towards phone and net. i wont need quite as much as i thought i might since Vince managed to find them 2 suitcases, but i could really use food. and im not sure if theres pants in them except a pair of sweat pants, ill know a whole lot more if im actually in the room next time he calls. thats why i am suggesting calls to me always be at exactly 8pm vegas time so i know when i can expect one. and thats still early enough for people on the east coast to be awake too. if anyone has a better suggested time, let me know.
to be honest, i never expected to be in Jean, i was quite shocked when the tour bus operator agreed to drop me off at the Jean exit gas station for the $25 tip. im sure he could get in trouble for that, so i thought surely he would refuse, and the fact he accepted surprised me. and also i do have a clean pair of socks in my luggage (my only luggage is a laptop case). but when i washed the 6 shirts (all of which are now dirty) i washed the spare pair of socks, so i have the ones i have on for days that arent clean, and the clean pair. i should probably go ahead and put them on now, instead of saving them so ill have a clean pair in a bigger emergency.
so actually, my rolls quite a bit higher than it wouldve been down to had i paid for a week in vegas, plus in vegas id have nothing to play since i didnt have enough to play poker in vegas. all i couldve afforded is the new 24 hour $100 aces cracked at sams town mon and thur, with nothing to play the rest of the time. (thats why i was gonna live on boulder hwy, and maybe spent the rest of the time at club fortune). at least now ive got something to play thats plus EV just like i did at the commerce. all i have to do is discipline myself properly and ive done a great job or not betting too much or playing more than 3 spots.
yeah i did get mad early on yesterday and do 3 hands totalling $43 instead of $15, but i didnt overbet at least and kept to the bankroll rules in spirit. by having over $1500 when i did the 3 spots of $15 per spot max. was also a little surprised no one called other Vince to find out how i was doing, or to ask if there was anything i wanted to say to my readers and let them know.
also some calls to vegas might be considered local instead of long distance it depends on where in vegas. u have to test each number. if its considered local, i can call certain blog readers from my ROOM phone at the goldstrike. have not tried out a test to a single number as of yet. if its long distance, no way to call, without enormous expense from the room phone. the way to know if its local is if it does NOT make the first dial area code 702 i was told by the front desk.
so yeah at least i can sleep now, shower, and i still have the axe body spray which works wonderful as deodorant i think Josie sent me once that comes in extremely handy. and if i can get online periodically, and order things thru amazon, i should be able to get me whatever i need, and survive until lightning arrives. i only pray this $1568 is actually enough to grind out my room each day without going broke. hey Kimlee disappeared on RTP months back, but he did suggest $1400 initially thinking it was enough. im not sure who agreed with him, i dont remember if cutter and chaperone did, they are probably the most knowledgeable about it.
my goal? well thats to slowly make a ton of miniature payments on my bills, get rid of the overdue bills entirely, get my phone and net back without having to change providers, and also get to over $2000. and to get back a full suitcase of shirts and pants and plenty of food. all of that will take time and money.