Personal History Question 32 is, “When did you first leave home?”
I moved out when I was 18. My friend Amy had an apartment with her boyfriend. He had some issues and they were not getting along. She gave him the boot. She was pregnant with their daughter. I moved in to help with rent and bills and such. It was a good time. We had always spent a lot of time together anyway and we got on well, so living together was easy. Shortly after having her daughter, she reconciled with the bf, and he moved back in. He and I did not get on much, so I ended up moving on back home.
It was fun while it lasted! 😉
One thing that really sticks out in my mind is that the apartment was on the 3rd floor. And I had a waterbed. Oy. Looking back, I was lucky I did not end up in the apartment below us, or worse. The house was torn down a few years later, as structurally, it was in really bad shape. We had no idea. The building was old, but it was not horrible or anything. LOL… I mean the worst thing I can remember about it was that the windows were old and drafty and it was hard to keep the place warm in the winter.