When I bought my house I knew I needed a roommate to help pay the mortgage.
- I didn’t mind though since I didn’t want to be alone in that big house anyway.
I lucked out and I got a recently divorced woman who works at the school with me. The two of us are around the same stage in life. We like the same music, TV shows and are homebodies too. For the most part, it works out well. She is a tad older than me and going through menopause though. Due to this, my roommate wants the AC equipment going no matter what temperature it is outside. It is horrible since I get cold easily. Since we both work at the school, our schedule is the same. I wake up freezing cold, come back from work to heavy AC and I then I go to bed cold. Frequently she will ask if I am hot and I know what that means. She then will want even more AC and the ceiling fan going. I know it is my house and technically my thermostat and HVAC equipment. I should be able to adjust it and add heating if I want. I feel bad though. My roommate literally has sweat dripping down her head and she is in shorts and a t-shirt. I know it is easier for me to warm up than for her to cool down. I have looked online and menopause lasts years. I am a little worried I am just going to be cold for a long time.