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A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

The condo guys are at it again;
Less than 24 hrs notice that they are repaving the parking lot.
They put up a sign this afternoon, only by the mailboxes door,
that we have to move our cars by 7:30AM...or be stuck there until it dries.
If you missed the notice ... you're out of luck.
These are the same folks that turn the water off and don't tell you.
I actually walked passed the guy today who didn't bother to say anything.
I'm grateful my neighbor came over to let me know.

I just keep shaking my head in disbelief. ... Oh well, what next.

It was beautiful here today...perfect spring weather. have a good evening
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    Pesky condo guys!
    1293 days ago
    Love the picture!
    1294 days ago
    When it comes time for the parking lots to be cleaned from all the sand during the winter - we are allowed to park on the grass. But, again a notice is given a week in advance...Good luck...
    1294 days ago
    Yes, sometimes you just need to shake your head and keep moving on right?

    It was really warm here today. :) It is spring alright.
    1295 days ago
    Have you thought about all of your neighbors forming a protest committee?
    1295 days ago
    It's pretty much the same if you own a single family home and they decide to repave... or decide to turn off the water or the (worst of all) cable... OK, so the cable isn't really the worst, but I do my work on-line, so it does mean going into the office!!

    Hope you escaped before the deadline!
    1295 days ago
    Just makes you wonder why they are so ignorant. emoticon
    1296 days ago
    Sheryl, this is some condo! Ever thought of writing a book? Thank Goodness for your neighbor! emoticon
    1296 days ago
    Glad you found out before you got stuck.
    1296 days ago
    1296 days ago
    Thank heavens you have some friendly neighbours.

    A sad sign of the times and arrogance of some companies.....and their workers emoticon

    Have a great day hun emoticon
    1296 days ago
    praise be your neighbor clued you in since the management is anal pores
    1296 days ago
    I work 12 hour night shifts starting on Wed. Found an Email sent out on a Monday, saying the entry gates would be closed starting Wed after hours, so they could do some renovations. One gate would be left open at a time, with all of them open weekday dayshifts. Er, surprise? Fortunately, they seem to have changed their plans, because we can still get on the hospital grounds OK.
    1296 days ago
    emoticon not considerate at all! emoticon
    1296 days ago
    It's a shame you can't surprise the condo guy the same way they do you.

    It was muggy here today and the air conditioning in my car didn't work. I told hubby about it and he wasn't too worried until I mentioned that no air means no workie and I'm on strike. He got it fixed pronto.
    1296 days ago
    Wow. Apparently they don't know how to communicate. Weird.
    1296 days ago
    wow, what can I say?
    1296 days ago
  • DALID414
    When our parking lot got repaved I had to park on the street and move the car by 5am, needless to say I got a parking ticket 2/5 nights.
    1296 days ago
    Some condos are like yours. Not much notice. But your condo at least still take care the promises, some bad one they just take your condo fee and they don't even keep up the maintenance. Good luck!!
    1296 days ago
    It's nice to have good neighbors. I hope your day was pleasant.
    1296 days ago
    You too!!
    1296 days ago
  • LINDAK25
    Arrrrrrgh! I love that picture--it's so perfect!
    1296 days ago
  • AUNTB63
    Lucky for you your neighbors aren't like the management of the condos. So sorry you have to go through this and it's not much comfort to let you know that you are not alone, but you aren' many condos in the complex? They too must be frustrated. Hang in there.....never know what lurks around the corner. emoticon
    1296 days ago
    Hi Sheryl..........
    It is certainly NEVER dull living in your condo, but I am guessing that you could do with a large portion of dull about now. Tony Soprano still comes to mind......... emoticon
    1296 days ago
    I can't believe how bad your management is. Isn't there anything you can do?

    It was beautiful here today, too. It rained off and on all day. We haven't had rain in so long. We're in a drought so this is fabulous!

    Hope things go better.

    1296 days ago
    Oh good grief! It just never quits, does it! It is a good thing your neighbor let you know about the repaving!

    My parents live in a condo. They'd left for a vacation to AZ and I was checking in on their apt. daily. Well, they started getting ants . . . everywhere. I called the condo management to have an exterminator come to get rid of the ants so they didn't overrun the condo. The person who answered the phone asked me, "How do you know they have ants?" I replied that I was in their condo LOOKING @ the ants traipse in via a bedroom window! "Do they have food in the bedroom?" Ok, well, that COULD be a valid question, and I told her no they did not, because they didn't! THEN she proceeds to ask me "Well, where are the ants coming from?" Hmmmm.... that's why we need an exterminator because I don't KNOW! After 15 minutes of this conversation, I hung up and dialed again and this time asked to talk to a supervisor. They were on it that day. Sheesh!

    I wish you could get out of there, Sheryl. **SIGH**
    1296 days ago
    thank goodness for neighbors!
    1296 days ago
  • BOSS61
    You would be interested to know about the questionnaire I must complete every year for renewal of our professional liability insurance. It asks, among a great many other things, what percentage of our work is for homeowners' associations of condominium properties.

    Being the curious sort that I am, I asked my agent why this question was of relevance. His response: "The correct answer is zero percent. Condo HOAs are notoriously super-litigious because their membership tends to whine about everything. Doing work for them would raise your premiums, possibly considerably."

    One surmises that owners and tenants of condos are treated poorly by management because of a reputation of whining, deserved or otherwise. One also suspects this becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy, much like under-tipping because of bad service in a restaurant turns the wait staff surly toward customers, resulting in more bad service.

    Good luck!
    1296 days ago
    I thank my lucky stars every day that I have never had to live with that kind of aggravation!

    1296 days ago
    So nice of your owners to employee the mentally challenged. emoticon
    1296 days ago
  • TERRI289
    I hate your condo people...what idiots... emoticon
    1296 days ago
    Hang in there. At least you always know to expect the unexpected emoticon
    1296 days ago
  • SHRINK71
    Thanks G-d for good neighbors!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    1296 days ago
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