The super and owner still haven't returned my call about lowering the rent. Sigh. The two empty apartments in this complex got filled pretty quickly, which isn't good for me and my hopes for lower rent. I don't want to push it too far because I really don't want to move... but I would like a lower rent. (I'm paying about 50% over market average for a single room apartment.) The thing that's keeping me here is that this isn't like an apartment complex at all: It's a single story building, only three units per building. We're located on a (literally) nearly silent residential street. Other than when the, um, English-challenged family across the street blasts their Spanish music (a couple times a month), it's so wonderfully quiet here. Only the birds and the wind can be heard, nothing else. It's so great at night. It gets so silent that sometimes I hold my breath because the sound of my breathing seems "loud".
Vacation is slipping by too quickly. How's it Thursday already? I have to go back to work on Tuesday! Stop time! Quick!