Beggars can’t be choosers, that is what I keep telling myself.
I bought a house that was a bit out of my price range.
Then I realized that I could not afford the mortgage payment without supplemental income. I didn’t want to get a second job so I got a roommate instead. I needed a roommate fast and unfortunately had to turn to people looking online for one. I got a guy named Carl that was able to move in the same week. He isn’t the worst roommate in the world, he is just weird and sort of disruptive. He likes playing heavy metal very late at night and video games early in the morning. He eats weird food and leaves his clothes lying around everywhere. He is a very big presence in my house. I could live with all those things but his smoking is killing me. I have told him not to smoke in my house, it will yellow my walls and ruin my curtains. Not to mention that smell gets into my ductwork and then the HVAC disturbs it throughout the house. So every room smells like an ashtray. I don’t want the polluted indoor air quality and the second hand smoke. Carl swears he lights up outside but there is no way. I am tight on funds but I think I am going to need to buy an air purifier to combat the fumes. I need to clean my indoor air quality so it doesn’t stink. I want to make Carl buy it but I am kind of scared of him.