This article explains why our new home feels like we are in an extended stay motels. So we moved into a new home two weeks ago. Moved to a four bedroom, three bath home in the extended phoenix area in Arizona. We came from out of state and drove for a miserably long 14 hours in the largest penske moving truck they have. Normally the trip takes ten to eleven hours, and that is already too long. Anyway, the reason our new place feels like it could be an extended stay motels for us is because we may only be here for one year.
See, I had to come to Arizona for work. Actually, I had to come here to find work because the state I was in had so few job openings for my particular role. Indeed, I was considering jobs all across the country, as far away as Pittsburg, Pensylvania. But Arizona had about 4 job postings while my state had one or none at any single time. And Arizona is where I grew up so I had family here with whom I could stay. This meant I would not need to stay in a motel or hotel.
Indeed, it still took me two months to get a job, and I was even fortunate to get that, given they had some three hundred applicants, 30 top candidates, and then about 8 people they brought in for interviews. The ended up hiring two people, and I was one of them. So I worked at my new job for about 6 months when it finally became needful that my family moved to come be with me. During this period I stayed with a single member of my family for practically free. This did feel like an extended stay hotel, in as much as my family member would occasionally clean the bathroom that I used, and wash the bedding, and even cook many meals. In this regard, it was even better than an extended stay motel.