I have changed apartments five times in the last five years.
- I’ve upgraded to more advantageous locations, more spacious accommodations and better amenities.
I started out living in the northern part of the country. My lease came due in late January. Moving at that time of year was difficult. The temperatures in that area are often below freezing and sometimes below zero. We experience blizzard conditions, brutal wind chill and accumulate feet of snow within a few hours. I’d need to turn off the heat in the apartment I was leaving and often end up packing in freezing cold conditions. I’d get stuck carrying my possessions through the snow and cold and driving the moving van over icy roads. There were sometimes difficulties with getting the heat turned on and the new apartment warmed up. I finally managed to arrange my lease so that I could move in the spring. The temperature was typically mild enough that I didn’t need to worry about either heating or cooling. However, because of a job opportunity, I transferred south. I realized very quickly that moving into a new apartment in May, in the southern part of the country is a mistake. I faced temperatures in the high nineties with excessive humidity. The air conditioner in my car couldn’t keep up with the weather. It took forever to cool down my new apartment. I was sweating profusely. I have been looking around for a better apartment complex that includes a swimming pool. However, I am reluctant to brave another move in the heat and humidity.