After residing on my own for my entire adult life, I had to get a roommate! This was a drastic need for financial reasons, so even though it was the last thing I wanted to do, I had no choice.
They keep raising prices, they keep raising rent, but they never raise spending money do they? So Pat moved into the spare family room, and that alone makes it possible for me to keep residing in this apartment that I love so much. I tell you, as soon as I get enough money coming in, I will kick Pat right out and go back to residing alone, and won’t assume awful about it. The main problem so far is the air conditioner, because Pat likes it a whole lot colder inside than I do. Pat is the type of woman who will crank down the control machine to the lowest setting just so she can wrap herself in a blanket to watch TV. It infuriates me, because I took a roommate to save money and now my energy bills have almost doubled because of how much she ran the air conditioner! I decided to keep calm about it, and explain to Pat how more temperature control usage results in saving a hundred or more dollars a month on energy bills. If Pat wanted to keep using the A/C so much, then she would have to spend more than half of the utility bill, a compromise I thought was fair. Pat didn’t think it was fair, though, so both of us may have to part ways soon.