My apartment is located in the middle of nowhere, with no neighbors and nearly endless acres of trees. I live on a dirt road, and rarely does a car drive by. I prefer the solitude and absolutely love my privacy. I have no desire to be in the middle of a busy and crowded city. I don’t mind that it takes an hour to reach a grocery store, post office, or diner. I simply order most things I need and have them delivered to my house. Unfortunately delivery and repair workers often have trouble finding the house. This can be a complication and super inconvenient. Last November I started having some trouble with my furnace. It was running in longer cycles and not putting out as much hot air. It was also making some odd noises. With outside temperatures well below zero I did not want to risk ending up without heat. I contacted the closest HVAC company and set up a time for HVAC repair. I warned them that my apartment is hard to find, and that GPS would not provide an exact location. I offered detailed directions and they assured me a HVAC serviceman would arrive at my apartment between 10 AM and 2 PM. I waited around for hours and the HVAC serviceman never showed up. When I called to complain I was told that the serviceman got lost. I was mad that no one had bothered to contact me but I set up a second appointment. This time I insisted on a smaller window for the arrival time. Since I was anxious to have the furnace repaired I tied an orange balloon to my mailbox and set up a lawn chair at the end of the driveway.