Saturday morning, and the tree branches outside are all but still. The sun is beaming down and the birds scattered in the front bushes are chirping away.
Dark overcast days have meant lighting candles and putting my little Duraflame stove in front of my spot on the couch to warm my feet.
It’s only January, and I already miss having my hands in the dirt. I miss the dead-heading of spent flowers and tidying up the patio. I surely miss the color when I looked outside.
The patio looks a bit sad and lonely.
On another note, we residents have high hopes for the new apartment management.
They are much friendlier for one thing, and are trying to put us all at ease that things will be much better now that the owner in Texas has sent his own people in.
They are getting lots of feedback from the residents about how this place was actually run under the management company that presided over this place for years.
It seems sad that a 1960s-built complex with so much potential, that has many elderly residents that have been here for many, many years, has been allowed to deteriorate.
There are few halfway affordable complexes in this town that are one level with large fenced patios.
This place could be a little jewel in the middle of the city due to its great location, close to most everything you could want.
Those trees that were such a problem, I think finally got taken care of once the management company found out that the owner was coming in to take over.
Remember I complained for three and a half years for naught?
I think the same is true of the electrical work that was done the very same month, in October, to bring outlets near water up to code.
The very same month that pest control began to come around regularly.
The new people tell us that they will make this a much better community. At least we are seeing a lot more activity since they took over January 1.
Shrubbery has been brought down to size and trimmed away from where they were pushing in the window screens.
We see maintenance men out and about trying to take care of all the work orders that were never closed out. It will take them awhile.
So for this new year, we are hopeful that the tide has turned. We have our fingers collectively crossed.
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