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Jan 8th 2011 7:25AM Oops. Sorry. The part about the attorney not doing his/her job didn't show up on my computer right away so I missed it.
I stand corrected.
Jan 8th 2011 7:20AM Michelle, why are you beating up on the lawyer and court appointed arbitrator? They are doing their jobs, and believe me if the Court (that would be the Judge) didn't think so, he/she would bring them up on it. Just because a lawyer takes a case pro bono doesn't mean they don't know what they are doing. Quite the contrary. EVERY practicing attorney takes a certain amount of cases pro bono to help the courts clear cases. And there are loads of attorneys who specialize in condo management cases. Likewise, the arbritrtor saves you - THAT WOULD BE YOU MICHELLE - a bunch of tax dollars by doing the preliminary work for the Judge, letting the parties talk out the problem and settle it in a way acceptable to all parties. The Judge still has to agree if the decision is the best for all concerned but a wealth of time is saved using this system. You cannot know how backed up our courts would be without this system in place.
The outcome was sad but it was in accordance with the Rules and Regulations of the Condominium Association, which the people knew before they bought.
Jan 8th 2011 7:08AM I was a CAM (Condominium Association Manager) in Florida for nearly 20 years. Florida has requirement under their Real Estate laws that says a condo or homeowners assocition must supply a set of the condominium documents, including the Rules and Regulations, to potential buyers PRIOR to purchase. The rule about pets would be included in this document. It is nice the attorney did this work pro bono (no cost to the client) especially given the ages of this couple and the medical problems. Sadly the association Board of Directors must enforce the rules, no matter their personal feelings. Some call them "condo commandoes". I call them brave to do an almost thankless job without pay.
Oct 27th 2010 7:35AM Forget the film, use BUBBLE WRAP - the larger the bubble the better. Easy to apply also - simply squirt the window area with water, apply the bubble wrap with the smooth side OUT. Done. Want to take it off, just pull and off it comes, then you can wash the window and REUSE.
Also, it allows light into the room and you can see (yes, a little distortion) through it..
Simply, very cheap and it has cut my a/c and heat bills in half. Been using it for years.
Aug 18th 2010 9:27PM Thank God for the caring Flight Attendent. I do hope the Department of Children and Families don't drop the ball on this one. I know they are busy, but this child cannot protect itself.
It must have been difficult to, not only make the decision to step in, but to make the move, particularly today. You never know how your action will be received, no matter how well meaning.
Congratultions to the Flight Attendent for making the right decision.
Aug 13th 2010 8:57AM The Masons are NOT a secret society. They are just particular who they allow to be a membor. For instance, if you do not believe in God you cannot become a member. They have an open Bible at all their meetings also. Don't believe me! Ask a Mason. BTW, they don't rule the financial world either.
May 30th 2010 10:38AM Viv brought up water and she is totally right HOWEVER if you are thinking ahead buy a water filter that NEVER NEEDS replacing. I have had a Berkenwald for about 12years now. The filters are permanent, you just wash them off with a vegetable brush, using a gallon of water with a tablespoon of bleach in it. Bleach is another thing to store that will come in handy. There is so much to think about, just think smart.
May 30th 2010 10:32AM To JoJo, I had the same experience with the Red Cross in Vicksburg, MS. Rather than sit up here on the mountain, baking in the sun, I went down to Vicksburg and volunteered in the kitchen of the Salvation Army. All they wanted to know was whether or not I could cook. Local churches opened up to feed everyone, lots of folks brought more food to cook. I do think the originial idea of "putting back", planning ahead, does have merit. I'm not a very successful gardener but an excellent canner, so they is my way of saving. I freeze but think of it as only a temporary thing. When the power goes, so does the food. Canning lasts for years if you do it right.
Feb 17th 2010 9:14AM Regarding the time line of Cooper's Grandfather - Glad someone caught it. I must wonder however, why does this person feel it important to publish this information on the WWW (aka World Wide Web). Wouldn't this open them up to people who may be less than honest?
Just a thought!
Oct 29th 2009 7:33AM Howie, Add my name to the list. No more HD, Wallie World or Target for me. I quit Target because they wouldn't allow the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) to sell Buddie Poppies at Christmas. The sales of these poppies helps support Veterans services. BTW - they also disallowed the Salvation Army and the local high school fund raiser. But hey, they guy next door didn't - and that was K-Mart. God Bless America