It was the greatest moment in my life when I got my first apartment. I was so happy to be on my own. I wanted to have the freedom to do whatever I wanted. I knew that I probably wouldn’t be eating well. Most college kids don’t. My parents bought me some groceries before I left which mostly consisted of packaged noodles and cereal. I was living with my two best friends and we were all thrilled to be together. It wasn’t a very nice apartment. It was kind of dingy and didn’t really have the nicest stove or fridge. It was livable though. There was no air conditioning. We did have a furnace, but it was nothing great. I couldn’t tell you how old it was. It looked as if it were from the 1950’s. It was very dusty. We are just a bunch of college boys. We didn’t mind that our apartment wasn’t super clean. It was very uncomfortable in the beginning of the semester though. It was fairly warm outside and we were all sweating at night without any air conditioning. I thought about going home on the weekends just to have the air conditioning and to be comfortable. I wasn’t getting any sleep. When the winter hit, the furnace didn’t really work. There were tons of uneven heating areas in the apartment. Luckily my room was one that had working heat. One of my friends did not though. We had to call our landlord so that they could have someone come service our furnace. Our landlords were cheap. They kept doing quick fixes that didn’t really work. The furnace kept acting up. Needless to say we will not be signing another lease to stay here next year.