Monday, July 31, 2006

I am 28 today..here's some musings

So today I celebrate my 28th birthday. July 31 is really the best day of the year ;-)

So this is what 28 looks like.....hmmm, not bad, but it looks like 27 as well.

So this weekend I pretty much tended to things around the house and with the Homeowners association. For those of you who don't know, I use to my VP of the HOA until last year when I stepped down from the board at the end of term (mostly due to work).

So the board fired our landscapers and for the past week, right as they were let go, they shut off the timers for the irrigation system in the complex. Sounds like sour grapes until I found out that the landscapers pretty much resigned to doing less because of all the nitpicking our idiot board president constantly harps on. He has driven away in the past five years (while being on the board) three HOA management companies and four landscapers.

Its very frustrating as someone who is trying to sell their place when stuff like this happens because ever since interest rates went up, townhomes have taken the biggest hit in trying to sell. So, to help counteract, you need to have a really up-to-date looking home on the inside, and lush common areas on the out. Needless to say with all the upgrades that have been done in the house (laminate flooring, new painting, new light fixtures, retexturing the walls and ceiling), its not helping that the outdoors looks like something out of Death Valley.

So, I am back at work trying to make sense of five projects I've got going on now, plus the drama at home.

Happy 28th Birthday Will!

3 comments:

Rachel said...

Happy Birthday!

WillinSacto said...

Thank you.

Jennifer Lynn said...

I hope it was a good one despite the townhome drama. I deal with similar stuff here - I plan to put mine on the market before the end of 2007 and its a tough market! I am not sure I would do the townhome thing again (although with the travel, its a great way to not deal with the hassles - until you get caught up in the HOA drama!)