So, this is the end. We're moving out in a few weeks. But I'd like to leave some bits of knowledge I've gained along the way. A lot of it learned the hard way. Living in Irvine as a dependent of a grad student is frightening. The first time you figure out the stipend minus rent minus insurance minus food and realize your left with a dollar each is pretty sad. And then when you realize you don't get your first paycheck until October with the new school year. Yikes!
On the bright side. Tons of us have done it. Survived. You can, too!
So. This will be my how to tutorial. How to live in Orange County on a TAship + summer work. Let me know if you have any topic proposals.