Friday, September 21, 2012

If Ya Can't Beat 'Em, Join 'Em!







A few weeks ago,
I posted about a new Board forming our HOA.
Little did I know what changes that would bring.
In the past, we've gotten letters about
moving our rain barrel,
our lawn,
recycle bins being left out,
our lawn,
our sunflowers being too tall
and
our lawn.





The new Board, I'm pleased to say,
seems quite a bit more reasonable
than the last few we've had.
A homeowner can actually breathe.

We still don't like HOA's,
but since we are here until our home sells,
at least we don't feel the irritation
of dealing with ornery folks.

One Board member enlisted my help
in clearing some of the brush
from a few of the abandoned homes in the neighborhood.
It was easy enough to do and I was glad to help.


This same member asked me to help out with the newsletter,
as the editor was unable to complete the task
due to personal reasons.
We worked together to create this publication.


It was a pleasure to be part of
changing the sour attitude of past notices
to one of positivity.
The new Board we have is using
the list of volunteers to better the neighborhood.
That's a step in the right direction.
I'm grateful for having the chance to
use my skills in support of my community.

My, how things have a way of working themselves out.