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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

March Comes to a Close

Imagine my surprise last night when I discovered out of nowhere that we actually have Planet Green on our television lineup.  (We ought to, as much as we pay each month.....)  Not that I was looking for Planet Green.  But I spotted The Fabulous Beekman Boys running back-to-back episodes.  We'd never seen it.  In spite of the fact that our friends Garth and Doug who run the American Hotel in Sharon Springs, New York, have roles in several of the episodes.  So I said to Loverboy, "Hey LoverBoy, I wonder if Doug and Garth are in this episode......"  And then, before I could even get my bowl of ice cream, there they were!  If you're not familiar with the show, it's sort of has a rich, gay Green Acres feel to it.  Two city boys move to the country and try to make a go of it.  And I love all of the little cute animals running around on the farm. 

We're headed to the Oregon Coast this next weekend.  In spite of the fact that we live only 1 1/2 hours from the Pacific Ocean, we haven't been in several years.  And we're both demanding a bit of time away with the Pooch.  So, we've secured a room in Lincoln City, Oregon, for two nights.  And they take doggies so Mason will be welcomed.  We'll do our typical coffee stops along the way.  Browse at the Outlet Mall and maybe even stop at the casino to pull a handle or two.  The whale migration should be about done but perhaps we'll spot a few of the beasts headed north to Alaska for the summer season.  And this will be Mason's first trip to the ocean.  I can't wait to see him put his cute little paws in the 50-some-degree water. 

Our condominium Homeowner's Association held their annual meeting last week.  Our meetings in general have been a little tense over the past year.  We have several giant outstanding construction issues in our building that have yet to be tended to -- they have been going on for several years.  And they involve our developer.  He's been in legal arbitration and finally, I think, has a settlement to hopefully take care of the issues.  He's an arrogant, pompous know-it-all who talks down to we little puny homeowners.  So, what do we do?  We elect him onto the board of our HOA.  Nice, huh?  I didn't vote for him but he secured enough votes via his slick, conniving ways.  I'm more than a little concerned about a conflict of interest -- what he will, or will not, do.  But I'm trying to keep an open mind in spite of the fact that I'm not happy.  He's far too smart for his own good.  And that can come in quite handy if you need something from him.  But I'm not sure it will serve us all in the best way possible.  We will continue our duties as the building's Maintenance Committee for now.....we change light bulbs, sweep, tend to minor maintenance issues, just keep our eyes and ears peeled for anything weird. 

7 comments:

BosGuy said...

I live in a large complex (well large for me) 200+ units, and I prefer it that way. Its not so large that nobody says hello but these issues are handled by the management company.

Ron said...

We're on the verge of hiring a management company for our HOA too. Our last meeting was the FIRST time we had a quorum to elect a board. Wow, lots of interest. We have issues to with the developer but at least he's not on the board...yet. Enjoy your trip to the Great Pacific Northwest. I hope to see it sometime before I depart. I get plenty of ocean here on the Delaware coast but it would be nice to see the Pacific Ocean just once. Put my 'paws' into it so to speak.

wcs said...

Sounds like a nice trip to the coast. Enjoy!

Greg said...

I hope Mason enjoys the ocean!

Ur-spo said...

Our HOA resemble a secret police; who don't address problem for weeks/months but are all over you in a minute if your yard has a leaf.

Annie said...

Your developer in on the board? Errrrrrr I say "hanky panky, spanky"!

goldibehr said...

What I find unexpected about the Beekman Boys is that neither of them seems very likeable. How'd these guys get on TV?