Meg and I are ready to move in together, which is a big step for both of us and I am not sure how it is going to turn out. Of course I am a bit of a slob and I do not really pick up after myself as much as she would like. Her place is absolutely spotless on the other hand. We are going to look for nice apartments for rent in Columbia, SC and try to make it so that it is convenient to both of us. I have a job right near the campus of USC and she works on the Northern edge of the city. It is going to be best if both of us have a good commute, but that is not the ruling factor in the decision. She hated the place where I lived for a very simple reason. The parking lot was always too dark and you did not feel safe out there after the sun went down.
Of course I did not like that either and I am a big enough guy that I would be able to take care of my own self most of the time, at least if the other guy is alone and not carrying a weapon that I have to respect. In fact a lot of times you would look out at the parking lot and see guys breaking into cars. I had a spot light and I would shine it on them and tell them to put their hands in the air. One time this crazy guy next door shot one of them with a pellet gun, which did not seem like a great idea as there is no way to know the guy can not reach in his pocket and come out with a real gun.