So... This girl lives in an old apartment, just rented a very small, portable air conditioner for her room. the hose part goes out her window (the only window in her room) into a small enclosed alcove space between her building and the one next door. The space has a glass roof but likely isn't completely sealed off (the windows/roof might have openings).
anyway, after turning the ac on for a day, the neighbors across the alcove (in the other building) came over to complain that the exhaust from the hose is heating up the enclosed area and that their apartment is too hot now. Apparently this guy is throwing around some legal things (I don't know what they said to her exactly, she just told me the basics of the story) and threatening her. She offered to turn it on only at nights, and as low as possible, but the guy seems to be kind of a jerk. Obviously she doesn't want to take out the air conditioner altogether, but she also doesn't want it to become a serious issue.
-I don't know anyone in Boston. I've only ever been once. -I have family and some connections in LA -I will have to take on a significant amount of debt for USC, very little if any for BC -I may want to end up in LA. But I don't know, am not totally sold.
I would really like to be away traveling for January and February. Would I be missing anything, applications-process-wise, other than the fact that I would have to have my father open my mail and email me results (if any)? Is there anything else that needs to be done around that time period?