Occasionally I want to murder our roommates. Don’t get me wrong, they’re undoubtedly nice people… but it’s tough to rely on them for a location to live. In general, they are quite forgetful and scatterbrained when it comes to adult responsibilities. This means, the dishes are never done, the floors are never vacuumed, and the yard labor is never completed. I would take a greater position in the household management, but it isn’t our household. They own the location, and all the utility bills are in their names. That means, if they don’t pay the mortgage or the energy costs, we have huge issues to share. I’m not a huge fan of the set up, because I feel out of control of our basic energy bill, HVAC system, and living quarters. For instance, about many month ago, our roommates made a mistake and forgot to pay the energy bill. Then, we had to wait a month and a half for the gas corporation to come out and reaffix our line, until then, we had no heat in the home whatsoever, then of course, the air temperature dipped into the 30’s that week, and I spent days cold our butt off without so much as a space heater. I thought our struggles were over… until the exact same thing happened last week. For the past 3 days, I’ve just been living at our wifey’s home and using his heat, however at least I don’t have to go numb without laboring central heat this time – he might be a mess, although he remembers to pay his utilities before he loses all control of his HVAC.