So, housemate issues:

Our new housemate goes to bed around 10 and is an extremely light sleeper. I mean light - even with her wearing earplugs, stuff like taking showers or fixing food wakes her up. I'm not loud by any means, but I do typically work until 2 or 3 in the morning. Complicating this is the fact that she doesn't speak english very well. I'll tell her one thing, she'll smile and say it's ok, she understands, and then a week later I'll find out that she's upset and thought I said something totally different.

I can't just rearrange some of this stuff. Especially those of you that have dealt with know what I mean, it's a big thing. You're taking away the stuff that helps keep it under control. And my roommates don't seem to get that. All they seem to see is "I'm refusing to change my schedule."