this is good, and i dont feel like im forced to live with much cheaper rent to survive anymore, but i do need to stablize my life a bit so i can find a long term doctor or send off for the forms i need to get ID in other states than louisiana. i've basically put this off due to the large fee involved, but it does need done before 2018 when u will no longer be able to fly with ID from louisiana. But this is the most i've had since returning from shreveport. of course its 1 day til rent is due, instead of right after just being paid like last weeks blog entry.
i dont feel rich by no means, nor do i feel like doing what i started doing out in the southeast. (which was raising my original buyin from $100 to $120, then rebuying for $200 or more). im still making my original buyin $40-60, then rebuying in $60-100. i like to have way more buyins than most people because i know u are supposed to have at least 40 buyins in NL plus 3-6 months living expenses. well ive got the 3-6 months living expenses, (with an effective roll of $0 remaining for poker). But once i pass $15,000 more good things will come.
i still have LESS than i had when i left shreveport for coushatta. for after paying the $300 cab ride, and the first 2 nites housing by the casino, i had around $12,800 left i think. im nowhere close to this. coushatta hurt me pretty bad, over $2500 in losses in the poker, plus about $1000-2000 on the VBJ i didnt track. the only losing month i had in poker was in june (minus $477) and this was ONLY due to not playing much poker in the latter half of june due to being in tahoe, and losing heavily june 1-5 in coushatta. since coming to the peppermill, the total win from poker is over $4900, $4300+ of which is for the month of July and its not even over yet. im over $17 hourly for the full 1484 hours logged since sept of last year. this is why i hate to upset the applecart by going to vegas, blackhawk, or toledo. but i do miss the 24 hour games. (and of course wasting so much in rent).
when i left foxwoods i was down to $20k from $29k. when i left deadwood about 1-2 months later i was down to $13k. and then i felt lower than id been in years. and the drop in louisiana from $20k to 8k was so much worse. even when i was living with ray in toledo, i made it out of phoenix and my mothers house in hutchinson ks with $13k. lowest i remember in rays house was $12,600. so ive got a very long ways to go.
im doing well in poker, so my desire to go to lake tahoe has decreased even though i get 10 free nites per month, meaning i couldve lived there free july 20-aug 10. but im still in reno. but i worry i might lose if i play BJ, and id really miss the fact id only be able to play poker if i went to incline village 7pm-2am. still it would be nice to have someone buy a mobile or motor RV home, park it in florida or blackhawk somewhere within 1 block of a casino where i could live cheap. they might even make money renting it out to me $200 per week. even a van would work, if theyd accept a much lower price and fix it so no one would see in. must be parked in a safe area, which precludes detroit, md live, etc. but im sure the mountains outside the inner cities would be low crime. its hard to picture any crime in towns where the population is below 50k.