This might not be the ideal situation for everyone, and I realize that. Also not everyone is going to be living in
While the city is attempting to get everything done in advance, there are some crazy things going on. For instance, all of my classes are cancelled. The private institution that I attend decided it would be pandemonium if we were all trying to get to class and using public transportation. I have heard that everyone is being advised to use public transportation the day of the inauguration. However, I have also been informed that despite how good
Anyway, while everything is shut down in the city except the inauguration traffic, I have decided to pay some of my bills for the next few months by renting out the extra room in my apartment for the period of three days. I simply have a fold-out sofa, clean sheets, a few extra pillows, and no access to the kitchen or anything. There is also a small bathroom without a shower in it. And yet, a couple on Craigslist was willing to pay me $3,000 for the three days that they will be here. $1,000 a day for doing absolutely nothing. I have the days off, so I will be able to make sure that nothing happens to my apartment. I spoke extensively with the couple and they were very kind on the phone and it sounds like we will not have any conflicts of interest. Plus, we will all be at the inauguration together, so I will not have to worry about them getting too excited in my place and destroying everything. With all that money, I can pay my rent, utilities, and most of my grocery shopping bills for the next three months. Yes, this is a frugal and a good idea. If you live in the area and want to get in on these good deals, get on Craigslist and keep your eye out for people who are looking for a place to stay. Just watch out for the crazies.