I have multiple months left to go on our current lease in our apartment, even though I don’t know if I will be able to last that long. Honestly, my roommate and I have been butting heads for a number of months now, primarily over how to run the cooling system. Basically this all started at the beginning of the summer season. My roommate was being careless with how he adjusted the thermostat, so usually the air conditioner was running nonstop. Well, I didn’t pay much attention to it because I was working most of the time. But when the utility bill came in the mail, we were quite shocked by how costly it was. We both agreed that we really needed to run the air conditioner less so that we could save some money. This lasted about a month before he began turning the thermostat down to the level that it had been at before. And every day when I came home, the cooling system was running at full blast again, so the two of us ended up having another fight about it. I hate that we just haven’t been able to agree on how to run the cooling system because we do get along pretty well in all other ways. This is a big deal to me, though, as I don’t want to have to keep paying unreasonably high bills simply because he won’t undertake a little more responsibility. If I can end our lease early, I think that I might end up doing that, frankly. I can definitely see myself in a nice studio apartment where I don’t have to deal with anyone else’s desires.