A few weeks ago my partner and I broke up. We had been dating for six years up to that point, and learning how to live the single life has been a very difficult one. One of the worst parts about the breakup other than figuring out the schedule for who got to have our three dogs was figuring out where to live. After many hours of discussion we came to an agreement that my wife would continue to live in the house while I moved into a long term hotel room until I found a place. So far living in this place while looking for an apartment been extremely smelly, old, and cold. You would think that the HVAC system in the room was one of the first HVAC systems ever made by the look and sound of the dang thing. I couldn’t possibly count how many times I have woken up in the middle of the night to a bizarre screeching sound coming from the old HVAC system, and there are plenty other bizarre noises coming from other motel rooms that make up for the times when the HVAC system does actually run silently. Even though we aren’t on the best of terms I would still rather be in this living situation than my ex because i wouldn’t want her to go through this, but I am more determined than ever to get over this sadness so I can finally sign an apartment lease and get the hell out of here and into a place with some proper heating and neighbors.