About moving farther from where your boyfriend lives?
If you hate elevators, then why did you move into a high-rise? Living further away from your boyfriend shouldn't destroy your relationshipMy boyfriend lives a half an hour drive away from me and we still see each other every dayIt just might mean that he'll have to stay over your house more oftenbut that can be a good thing ;-)
Buy a food dehydrator at your local walmart ($25).Cut tomatoes in half (Roma work best).Place them in dehydrator for i guess a couple hoursIt's the quick way and no flies attacking your food in the sun.
Its not often cost effective to make your own unfortunately as most of us don't have the weather for it and baking them in the oven requires the oven to be on overnight at least
Ideally but them on a screen and place in the sunBut depending where you live - if there is a lot of pollution or smogJust dehydrate themSame results just the sun is removed.