When I transferred north to take a current work, I was given very little time to pack up, move & get settled. Knowing no one in my current location, I went looking for an home on Craigslist. There was not much available within my price range, & I was desperate. I ended up sharing a very outdated house with a guy named Bob. The house is only a short drive from my work, includes off-street parking & the rent is sufficient. Unfortunately, everything from the appliances to the furniture is super outdated. My current roommate Bob seems to spend all of his time on the couch, seeing TV, eating pizza. He’s a nice guy, super quiet, but sort of a slob. He leaves dirty dishes everywhere, never picks up his dirty laundry, & leaves wet towels on the floor. However, Bob is the only one who can keep the seasoned boiler system working. The boiler installed in the basement is the source for both our warm water & heating supply. Every one of us have enormous & ugly radiators in every room that heat the house. The boiler frequently quits & refuses to start up again. Bob then heads to the basement with a hammer & somehow gets it working. I’m not exactly sure what he does, but I’m grateful. Calling the property owner accomplishes nothing, & I really can’t afford to hire a professional Heating, Ventilation, & A/C business. Since the Winter time hot & cold temperatures in this section drop well below freezing, a working boiler is essential. As long as Bob can maintain the heating system, I will wipe up after his dirty laundry, dishes & towels separate from complaint.