Just for fun --- or perhaps pathological and obsessive procrastination --- I have been checking out the rental and house market for the bay area. My actual plan is to crash with family, but I can't stop my self and my time-wasting. And the more I look around, the more I think this whole idea of moving back to be with family and then try to get a job is a terrible idea. What was I thinking? Sure, there's no jobs around here, but the cost of living is only unaffordable instead of "We have beaten out Manhattan for expensiveness." Ugh. Anyway, I was tooling around, procrastinating, and found the perfect cheap place. And in San Francisco, too!
Take a look at what will set me back only 288,000!
I love the pink wallpaper.
But, you know, that's still a bit of a stretch for me, financially, and unlike some fashionistas, I define "the Bay Area" more widely. What about the other side of the bay, sunny Oakland???
I found this lovely location on Zillow for only 60K that really puts the oaks in Oakland:
Good thing we're in a drought, inorite!?! Cause there doesn't appear to be any actual buildings there. Even if I could push a trailer or something up to the top, it might just roll back down. But it gets much warmer on the other side of the bay so I'm sure camping out with my cats and pissing in a portapotty would be totally doable. Although probably against housing regulations. And possibly dangerous if I put the portajohn at the bottom of the hill and then needed to roll down the hillside for a middle-of-the-night bathroom break.
Ohhhh, people, I'm so fucked.