Ok, update on my apartment situation. I called and told them I want to stay, BUT I don't want to pay the increase.
They got in touch with the manager and said I can pay $5 extra dollars per month, instead of $40 extra per month. (What do I look like paying $40 more per month to live in a studio. What part of the saving money game is that?)
Anyway, we have not because we ask not. I asked and received! Unlike Martin I WILL pay the FIVE. LOL!