Like a lot of cities, the old apartments in Boston have very strange layouts. This is because they were once grand houses or much larger apartments that have been chopped up into smaller ones. At the second one I lived in it was crazy trying to find things like switches and shut-off valves. The first time I blew a fuse I spent a half hour looking for the fuse box before calling the landlord. He told me to get the ladder out of the closet and go into the kitchen. The fuse box was hidden from sight up against the ceiling above the kitchen cabinets. I’m sure if I would have just searched for 5 more minutes this would have been the next place I looked.