Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Too Good To Be True?

Just Monday I was remarking to my sister and Jenny Two Times that I was lucky to live in the apartment that I rent. I pay a reasonable price with ample space. As I've been told time and again, my bedroom is ginormous. It's true. It will be just the right size to house the beginnings of the Chubby Girl Revolution. I've already got my sewing corner set up.

But you know how sometimes you're just fa la la-ing along and kablam! you get a piece of information that kind of blows all your caroling joyousness to bits and pieces?

I got a letter in the mail yesterday from the property management company notifying me that my six month lease is about to run its course and (wouldn't you know it!?) my rent is being increased. My thoughts went something like: Fuuuuuck! Woah, it's been six months already!? Sixty-five extra dollars a month! I'm going to have to start making those skirts or selling bjs right quick. I don't want to move. I haven't even hung up all my shelves. I haven't even had a party! I live ten minutes from work. Crap. Why didn't I sign the year lease?! Balls. This blows.

And. . .breathe.

Well, actually, instead of really deep breathing I called my sis to complain then read my rental agreement then called my property manager to ask for a negotiation. Since we have an open unit in our building (which is losing money each day) and since I have a nice rack (no, wait, that won't factor in since my property manager is gay), he said he would ask the owners and let me know. I offered to sign a year lease if they wouldn't increase it or increase it so much.

This is where you come in: Pray to your idols or god(s). Keep your fingers and toes crossed. Light your candles. Chant. Kiss Mother Earth. Whatever it is you can do, think a good thought for me and my one year lease without significant rent increase. Thank you kindly.

** UPDATE**
Property Manager emailed me to say the owners will not allow me to sign a new lease but the upswing is they will only raise my rent $40 instead of $65. At least I am not tied into a lease and can get out if I need to since it is month to month. And my rent is just shy of $900. Must be grateful. Must send positive vibes into the Universe. Must not buy new shoes because all my money needs to go to rent and food.

21 comments:

StupendousWoman said...

Oh this is your lucky day, ms. Sizzle! Would you rather have your divine intervention in the form of someone getting the bad eye or in a less painful, “the-gods-have-inspired-me” type of move?

Been reading your blog for a while... Love it! I really hope you can resume your fa-la-la-ing soon.

justrun said...

Fingers crossed that Father Christmas brings you a not-so-high rent this year!

sue said...

Keeping all apendages crossed...

Bone said...

"Light your candles" made me laugh. For some reason.

Is that really a picture of your place?? It's so cute.

Mrs. Ca said...

Will do. I hate when rent goes up, especially when I get nothing extra for it. Just the same stuff, a year older, and more expensive. It's truly annoying.

Sizzle said...

thanks ya all! i need it. :)

and yes, bone, that's really my apartment building. mine is the front left one. cute & now, expensive.

alissa said...

"Kiss Mother Earth" hahahaha

Egan said...

I love the part about your rack not coming into play. Gay men still can enjoy a nice rack can't they? Glad you're at least trying to negotiate and good luck.

hotpinksox said...

please tell me you are a bug owner too!

Sizzle said...

former bug owner. that's actually my landlords new bug. i had a metallic burgundy white top convertible back in the day and man was it sweeeeeeeet. well, until it leaked and the roof started falling in on passenger's heads.

:) S

Circe said...

You got it, sweetie! Here's to 'no increase in rent for you,' prayers.

hugs,
circe

(cute apt! and so sorry cleavage won't work in your favor...)

Brookelina said...

I'm crossing my fingers and toes for you. Be sure to bare the cleavage.

Claire said...

Good luck with the negotiation!

Bre said...

40 instead of 65 is certainly an improvement! I'll still keep my fingers crossed for some divine intervention though :)

Gary said...

I cant believe it has been six months. It seems like just yesterday.

By the way, good for you for negotiating.

Melissa said...

I have no idea how this leasing thing works, why wouldn't they want to sign you for another year? Are they looking to sell the building or something?

matilda said...

Jinkies! $900 a month???? I'd be crying right now if I had to pay that to have a shelter to live in. Wowsers. I just downsized from $530 to $399 and it's still pushing it for me. But I'll throw in a prayer for you....that they won't change their minds :)

sandra said...

I'm now nervous about my rent increasing next year! Mine is painfully high (see: NYC) now...I really don't want it to be more.

Do you like how I made this about me? ;-)

Kerry said...

Dang! I will not complain about my house payment ever again! I bout crapoly'd when I learned what my sis was going to have to pay in rent. It's for a small apartment. But still! I'm glad you saved teh $25 bucks though!

othur-me said...

One of my gay friends, Michael, is fascinated by boobs. We call him Everything-That-Dangles, cause that's what he's into.

faith said...

It's the house of Sizzle! Is that a comcastic sticker on your window?