Saturday, April 21, 2007

The stores have turned into pumpkins again.

Time of year. Anyone who doesn't think Bend is a tourist town should just take a picture in late-March (Spring Break) and compare it to a picture in mid-April.

Have stuck to budget now for nine weeks, and still no blue sky. In fact, I got hit with a triple net charge.

Have I mentioned how much I hate triple net? In the old days, they charged you rent and that rent was supposed to cover the owners needs. Now they charge you rent, and something they call triple net, which covers taxes, upkeep, etc. As far as I'm concerned, it's just stealth rent.

Funny thing, I've never had the landlord who came to me and said, Gee, your co-fees were LESS than we expected.'s always more.

This time, I have to come up with 700.00 I didn't know I owed.


MissTrade said...

Well, the good thing is there are so many tourist seasons for Bend that you will get to make hay many times with all the tourists that fly thru this town.

Duncan McGeary said...

True, and the tourist season seems to be extending. September, for instance, used to be dead. I used to have real peaks and valleys, and now it's much more even.

But I still can only really count on July, August and December as being great.

Jason said...

That, to put it mildly, sucks. How long has this triple net business been going on? I've never heard of it.