I have a dilemma. I normally don't pay attention to weather reports. It really does me no good since I am outside the majority of the time anyway. But today I saw in paper that it is going to be at least 105 on Friday and the heat index should reach more than 115. This is a high humidity area, so it will be brutal. My dilemma is do I rent a motel room for the night? I can't imagine I will get much if any sleep with type of heat. But if I rent a motel room I using money that really needs to saved. I can get a motel room for $66. Not an excessive amount of money, but still a great deal to me.
I was thinking that maybe I should just wait and see how it goes, but that really isn't a good solution. If I am going to spend that much money I should get the room for as long as possible. Check in right from work and stay until check out at 11 the next morning. I don't want to go there in the middle of night. That is a complete waste of money as far as I am concerned. I don't get paid again until next Friday. But I can move money from my pay pal account to cover the cost.
I did this once before because I was really sick. I was running a fever, had chills and body aches. I needed a real bed for a few hours. I tried one night in my car and I just got worse. So I did spend one night in the motel and did feel much better the next day. Especially after taking a nice long shower in the morning. But, I barely had money for food until I got paid again. That was even on pay day. But, I have gotten much better at using less gas so my money is going further. I also have more food supplies now then I did then.
I honestly don't know what I should do. I am going to move the money into my checking account just in case I really do need it. But I really would rather not spend it. I can stay in the bookstore until 11. I can go to a McDonald's after that for a few hours. That would mean I would really only have to deal with the excessive heat for about six or seven hours.
I must save every dime I possibly can so I can find a permanent solution, not just a temporary stop gap about the heat. I certainly don't want to still be in this situation once the temperatures are below freezing or snowing out.
I guess I need to think about what the best course of action is.