Without much money, I realized that the only thing I could afford to rent would be a room.
As much as I wanted my own apartment, I knew that was not going to happen.
Besides, with working full time, and going to college full time, I figured I would not have a lot of time to spend in my home anyway. I assumed that one rented room would be the same as the next so I hoped I would find a place soon. Well the first two rooms I checked out turned out to be terrible. The first one had no heating or air. The house didn’t even have a shared central HVAC system. I would have to buy my own window air conditioning unit and space heater for my room. I can’t afford that. The next room I looked at had all sorts of strange rules. For example, I can’t use the kitchen other than the microwave and have to use my own dishes. Thankfully, the next room I checked out was perfect. They had no strange rules and the room had its own heating and air conditioning already installed. It has this system called a ductless mini-split unit. It is kind of like a window unit but it provides both heating and air conditioning and it doesn’t take up window space. Instead, there is a hose that takes the heated or cooled air from the outside component into the room, through the wall. This means that I have a window and can see some daylight but will stay comfortable. Oh, and I can use the kitchen too.