... but it's ALL HER FAULT.
As if The Miami Herald, The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, MSNBC, every other news outlet on the planet, and the many nearly empty new towers in the great area of Brickell weren't indicative enough that rental prices were down, I told her that she needed to re-think my rent.
She said no. Mrs. MBA thought that since her mortgage went up and I am apparently personally responsible for the state of the economy, that it was necessary that I paid more- even if I had better choices.
I said no. But I am such a nice person that just in case she thought I was kidding, I sent her some MLS listings of apartments in the area of comparable or better quality, and asked her to reconsider.
She said that under no circumstance would she lower my rent but that she would consider renewing my lease as it was. Then I went to London.
When I came back from London I was so tired that the thought of moving was too much for me to handle so I called her up and told her to send me a new lease AS LONG AS the terms remained the same.
She said okay. One month later I had nothing. Not a lease, not a confirmation e-mail-NOTHING.
Yesterday I found a great apartment. Beautiful. Perfect. New. On a 52nd floor so you can only imagine the view. It was outisde of my budget but somehow I managed to negotiate it down to less than what I am paying right now. I signed an application and got a lease.
Today my landlady is not happy. Quite frankly, she hates me.
But we are in a recession. I need to look after my own interests.
Plus it's not my fault she slacked off. And this place is so great!!!!
I am moving in 3 weeks.