Because i won over $450 on the final night in the Tahoe Biltmore, I managed to make it into reno with over $8300. then i won the first night in the $1-2 Peppermill, and when i paid my rent for a week at 6am wednesday morning, once the game broke up and i needed to immediately find housing, i had over $8100 left after paying for a week.
Last week, when my rent increased to $350, i was worried id have less, but i still managed to have over $8100 once the rent was paid. but i wasnt even making any progress except for $3 more. This week, the price temporally increased to $450 per week over the holiday weekend, but luckily those werent the days rent was due and now the sign is at $300 again. (and should still be on wed).
won a little the last 2 sessions, but my hourlys been going down. not only was june my first losing month ever in history (of $477) (from POKER i mean) im now at not much over $16 per hour and in shreveport it was over $18 for all cities combined. its now about 1330 hours. But at least im back to the $8700s from the $8100s.
still, this isnt enough to keep me from being a complete wreck on the inside, sweating every swing of $50+ profusely and feeling enormously depressed and angry every losing session. i need much more than this to manage the swings. or lower rent.
so i need to still get out of reno, either NJ, my friends house in toledo or vegas, or ??? just somewhere to relax. if i waited til july 20, i could have 10 free nights in july and 10 more in august in crystal bay again for 20 nights in a row. (10 per month i get). of course, there id be grinding online poker mostly.
The same if i rented cheap $425 monthly wifi housing in tonopah. grinding online Bovada. I dont feel ill ever get my roll back in shape with this much monthly expenses. i somehow must remove these expenses. $300-350 rent is too much every week. im missing out on lots free play too in NJ. i wont be happy til i hit at least $12,000. this is $2000 cushion for living expenses and daily variance with the $10k bankroll in backup.
i really dont see how i lived so many years with a roll under $5000 year in and out in my 20s-30s unless prices were much much less then. some of my rents were i know. $50 weekly rooming house or hotel in the 90s. $230 month my own apt in Butte MT 2002.
if i end up being seen in vegas anytime soon if i go, it will only be a brief temporary stop enroute elsewhere for a few days. from there u can fly to PHL for under $225. (essentially NJ, $15 train). im never sure where ill be. but long term housing is mandatory to find immediately. this much weekly rent feels dumb. i really need someone to buy me an RV and park it near casinos and move it periodically.
i wish i had some hand histories to liven up this blog, but unlike Rob, i dont keep notes. i will tell u one old man from Coushatta has been in my games in reno the last 2 nights. he paid me off $170 tonight, because hes got me pegged as one who bluffs. (had the nuts).
i can get 2 free nites in reno if i wish Wednesday. then on friday id need to go if i dont renew the room.