Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Need Information?

Tonight at 7 pm, the Castlewood HOA Board will be meeting. Come to learn more about the closure issue and express your opinion to the Board. Without their support, it doesn't look like it will be possible to get this approved. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Just the Facts, Ma'am

With the election this year, you would be an ostrich with your head in the sand if you didn't hear the slogan of a candidate for "Change". I guess most Americans felt that a change was in order.
I am not adverse to change. I like variety when it comes to music, my breakfast meals and exercise programs. I am not a big fan of changes that disrupt my "normal" way of life. For instance, what used to take 14 minutes during the lunch rush on 2499 now takes at least 20 and I am usually behind one or more construction trucks.
It seems that change is inevitable when it comes to the closing (or not) of the Northwood/Castlewood streets in Highland Shores and Castlewood. We are in the process of a petition going around to bring to our highly-respected city officials to make this change as minimal as possible.
There are a lot of rumors and speculative jibber-jabber going on out there. I have heard plenty but will not post anything further until I have the facts, which I thought I had previously. With that being said, it would wonderful if our city leaders would take some time from their busy schedules and EDUCATE their constituants on this issue. Instead of making this an uphill battle that makes the blood boil for residents of this city, I would love to see our mayor and city council say "Let's see if we can't come to a decision together that we can all agree on". Huh, what a novel idea!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Time Change Reminders!

As it gets darker earlier in my living room, I am reminded of the little home maintenance items that need to be done.
If you haven't already done so, it's time to check and change out the batteries in your smoke detectors. I don't know why, but our batteries always seem to go out in the middle of the night and it freaks my dog out. She goes and hides underneath a bed upstairs or jumps into bed with me and shakes like Jell-O. So, save yourself the adrenaline rush at 3 am. Oh, and don't forget to stock up on 9 volt batteries.
Also, make sure you check your air filters every month. One thing I have learned is that you don't need to spend gobs of money on the special allergen filters if you change them frequently.
Are there certain tasks you do monthly? It's so easy to remember with the technology we have! Plug it into your phone or into your Outlook calendar. It's way easier to let the computer remind us than rely on my own brain!