When last we heard about my venetian blinds (http://www.livejournal.com/users/ennienyc/5719.html), I was scared they would attempt to fix my hopelessly broken 30+-year-old blind. They did see that was impossible, and the guy came today with the replacement. The only problem is, it's much newer and whiter than the blinds on either side, and has little dents on some of the slats. He swears that was the only one they had.
So now the living room picture window has two tannish old blinds on either side of a large white one with little dents. I will try to clean the old ones, but I don't think they'll ever look like they go together.
For $681.64 rent (recently LOWERED from $700 and change due to a ruling favoring the tenants), I guess that's what you get.