I was piddling around in my craft space yesterday afternoon, sorting fabric and needles, etc.
And I saw Ivy lurking underneath the table. I knew she was anticipating something on the table falling to the floor where I saw folding fat quarters of fabric.
Once something is on the floor it is hers. That is kind of the unspoken rule around here.
Finally I gave her a length of white ribbon about an inch wide, and she had a blast with it.
She jumped up in the air and practiced all manner of gymnastics with that one piece of ribbon. Ivy is nothing if not entertaining.
Finally she fell asleep in the living room in the new chair with her white ribbon.
Apartment Complex News:
I had heard from Steve that management had leased an apartment to someone with a child.
Then over the weekend I learned that they’d leased to someone else with a child of around the same age; probably 9 or 10 years old. This news was disheartening.
One senior has already moved out who lived beneath one of the children.
They can lease up to 20% younger people I think. I’ve seen young couples around here and that’s fine.
But to lease to children when you’ve got people barely getting around on walkers seems like lunacy to me.
The sign out front says senior apartments.
And in this price range, there are only 3 apartment complexes in Tulsa that call themselves senior apartments. Beyond that you have assisted living, etc.
Many people here are in poor shape and moved here because they thought they would be safer among other seniors. The expectation is that there will be no children living around them.
Liability For Seniors:
If a child ran over me on the sidewalk, where I seldom venture, it would really not be the child’s fault.
The fact is that children are going to run and play. No getting around that because that is a logical assumption.
This can only mean one thing: it broadens the owner’s scope of possible tenants signing up to move here.
I think it comes down to this: people like me aren’t going to rent an upstairs unit. And those are the units that sit here for months and aren’t leased. I see them listed on the Facebook page for this complex.
All it would take is one child zooming down the sidewalk on a skateboard to put a senior in the hospital.
If they didn’t advertise as “senior apartments,” it would be different. But the fact is that they do advertise for seniors.
Of course it’s always about the almighty dollar. But I have to say that I expected more from them.