It seems like moving out of your parent’s house is the epitome of young adulthood and starting out on your own. Living on your own for the first time can be kind of scary; it is a thrill but scary. There are many reasons for this: being young, being a woman, just lack of knowledge. The world can be a scary, cruel place especially to the young. I recently moved out after graduating college and have discovered many things. Electric bills can get really high without you even realizing. Toilets tend to run when you least expect it. If you want a prayer of saving money, you need to learn to cook. One thing I found out the hard way that I had not known was that air conditioning thermostats have batteries. I honestly thought they were all electric; they are attached to the wall after all and have several wires. That made sense to me. I discovered they were not when a light came on my thermostat. It randomly showed up one day and I did not know what it meant. “BATT” is what it said in bold, black, blinking font. In a panic, I called my mom and asked her. I felt stupid, as she explained that I had to call the maintenance people and have them change the batteries in my thermostat in order for it to work. I had not thought of this as I do not think I had ever seen batteries changed on the thermostat at home. Well, now I know, thermostats are indeed not electric and need the batteries changed.