Today, I realized I probably needed a temporary address. As I am applying for jobs, many ask for an address. I don't want to put my NY address because then it won't seem like I am right here. I don't want to use the temporary address I've been staying at for the last 2 weeks because that isn't right, it isn't mine. My host suggested to get a PO Box, I have one at home and thought that would be good.
But it isn't good because to open a PO Box, the worker reminded me I needed to have a valid Colorado driver's license/ID...which I don't have because I don't have a home. Too bad too because they were doing 3 month boxes for only $18! The worker suggested I try one of their competitors, like UPS store.
So I plug that into my GPS and go to the one a mile away. I inquire about their policy for obtaining a mail box and indeed they were less stringent about my license, I just needed two forms of ID. The thee month box however was $60 plus $20 set up fee. $80 for a mailbox that won't get a lot of mail and is really just so I look local. But that is a small fee for if I land a job! The only problem with this is that I might not be staying where I am for 3 months....so getting to it might be tough, but the guy said that they can always forward my mail.