I think I see it.
…a bit of a tummy!
Just in time to eat up that Social Security cost of living increase, my landlord sent a “because of the rising cost of utilities, etc.” letter notifying us living at Serenity Lane Apartments (sic) that our rents are going up by pretty much an amount equal to the Social Security increase.
I shouldn’t complain. Since the current owner bought the place a few years back, the rent hasn’t changed. The previous owners increased it annually, with the letters coming out in time for Christmas.
The new owner is giving us till April to adjust to the increase. “Adjust”, that is, check to see if we are eligible for public assistance on rent at a time our Republican Congressmen and -women are threatening to chop off those agencies that help the poor and elderly if we want them, the said Congressmen and -women, to approve increasing the debt ceiling.
Ain’t life a breeze?! I think I’ll be ok, though I feel a bit exploited. Of course, when my sister in Seattle tells me what she pays for rent…. Whew!