The price of rent is getting out of hand, for years I lived on my own, eventually it just became too lavish to afford.
Unless you are rich, it’s entirely difficult to afford your own site, so I got a roommate, an old neighbor named Red, to share the rent on a nice 2 family room home in the suburbs, and red works from home, and I still go into the office for work.
Red is entirely good about doing the yard work, which is great because I would actually hire a local child to do it for me, one thing I hate about this situation is the heating and air conditioning staying in use so much, when I lived alone I would consistently crank the thermostat up to 72 or so before I left for work, and then turn it back down when I returned home. Having multiple hours a morning where the AC isn’t running makes an important difference in your biweekly utility bill, let me tell you! Now that Red is there, the AC stays on that extra multiple hours, and as you might expect, my utility bill has skyrocketed. I felt it was even-handed to ask him to spend money ⅔ of the energy bill, since it was mostly going towards the air conditioner that only he was using. Red didn’t like that, and said it should be a fifty fifty split, right down the middle, regardless if he used the AC a “little” more than I did. This is still an ongoing debate, and I wish I could just kick him out but I can’t afford to.