Today I got a letter offering reminding me that my lease is ending at the end of December and I'm being encouraged to renew. WITH A MONTHLY $30 INCREASE IN RENT! This is right after all of the grass has turned brown and dead and it still feels like summer outside.
I will have spent $20,000 in rent in the two years I've lived here to get a roof leak that took four months to fix, peeling paint on my stairwell, broken or non-functioning lights along the sidewalks, and brown dead grass.
I have yet to decide if I'm going to renew. I could end up somewhere worse... its always a gamble.
|Dead grass... but at least the bushes are still green... for now.|
In the middle of this photo, the wires hanging out from the light pole that broke early this summer but was never replaced.
|A new neighbor is moving in.|
Or, at least their mattress is.