<!--StartFragment-->RickLax.com isn’t just about fun and games, it also serves to inform my mom about the state of my Chicago apartment. And the state of my apartment is messy. Here are some photos I took earlier today: <!--EndFragment-->
On a positive note, mom, if I spend this little time cleaning, imagine how much studying I’m doing.
After three years, I’m moving out of my awesome apartment. Probably. The rent is just too high. Management keeps raising the price higher and higher. They’ve raised it $340/month in the past three years. And I’m sorry but that’s just crazy. I asked the manager whether she’d be negotiable on rent, given that I’ve been such a good tenant these past three years, and she politely said no, citing the poor economy. Then, last week, she told me that she as going to be showing somebody my apartment today at 1:30. Now look, I’m not saying I purposely messed up my apartment to make it less attractive to the potential renter to thereby increase my bargaining position with management…but let’s just say I haven’t tidied up these past few days.