Condominium VII – Board of Managers


Named to honor the first Roman emperor (and grandnephew of Julius Caesar), Augustus Caesar (63 BC – AD 14).
There are no significant historical dates in August, so here are some fun ones:
• First Friday in August – International Beer Day
• First Saturday in August – International Hangover Day
• August 5 – Work Like a Dog Day
• August 6 – Wiggle Your Toes Day
• August 9 – Book Lover’s Day (my personal favorite )
• August 17 – National Thriftshop Day
• August 23 – Ride the Wind Day
• August 27 – Just Because Day

Since I am writing this in early July, I hope the spectacular start we had to the summer continued throughout the month and that August turns out just as well. The weather for the 4th of July party at the pool could not have been better and everyone seemed to really enjoy the day. Kurt and his staff provided some wonderful food and the DJ’s tunes made it a very festive event.

I can’t say it enough times. It’s been a long four years and a huge financial expense, but we have finally completed the roofs. We can all sleep much easier knowing we’ll have many years of not worrying about the rain coming in or the ceilings coming down us. Thanks to everyone for their patience during the undertaking of this massive project.

Longtime homeowner, Pearl Levine of 787 Brettonwoods Drive, passed away in June. Pearl was one of the first water aerobics ladies. She walked almost every day to Waldbaums and, no matter how many people offered, she always refused a ride! Pearl was one of a kind and quite an inspiration. Peace and love to you Pearl.

Fran Weir, one of our Board members, recently underwent another surgery. Hoping this is it for her as she certainly deserves a respite.

Please welcome our new neighbors at 747 Hilltop Ct. – Rita, Sylvia, and John Ruggeri.

Valerie and the Condo 7 Board would like to thank all of our Building Captains: Mike Kelly, Mickey Watson, Bette Avati, Joe Goulet, Paul Woltman and Pat Zicari for checking our fire alarms twice a year in order to ensure they are in good working order. They are volunteering their time so that all of us are kept safe. Please take the time to thank them when they come by. If your alarm is not functioning properly or not working at all in between inspections, please put in a work order. The Maintenance Department will take care of it at no expense to you. And remember, we can always use more volunteers. Some of our Building Captains have been doing this for many years and it would be great to give them a break and have someone new step up and help out.

The mailing for the Condo VII Board elections went out in early July. We are looking to fill two positions. At the time of this writing, we don’t know yet how many candidates have submitted applications, although we certainly hope we have at least two! The election will be on Thursday, September 26, 2019, at 8:00 pm in the Rainbow Room at the Clubhouse. Refreshments will be served. We look forward to seeing as many homeowners at the meeting as possible. If you are unable to attend, please provide your proxy to either a homeowner who is attending or return it to the attention of the Board so they can cast your vote. We need a quorum in order to elect Board members.

Household Helpers
 To clean copper bottom pots, use ketchup.
 Wrap cheese in parchment or wax paper, then place in an open plastic bag; store in the refrigerator.
 Water your houseplants with club soda that has gone flat. The chemicals that remain in the soda add vigor to the greenery.
 To eliminate ink stains from a carpet, soak the stained area with lemon juice.
 To clear a clogged drain, pour ½ cup salt, ½ cup baking soda, and ¼ cup of vinegar down the drain. Close or plug until the fizzing stops, then flush with boiling water.
 For no-fuss painting, place a roller pan inside a plastic bag. Then pour paint into the plastic in the pan; the bag acts as a liner. When the job is finished, remove the pan, turning the bag inside out, and discard it.
 To make a microwave oven smell fresh, fill a microwavable cup with water and mix 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Heat the water at full power for 1 minute.
 To remove bugs and tar from a car, use a damp cloth to apply a paste made by mixing baking soda with water. Allow the paste to sit for a few minutes before wiping and rinsing the area clean.
 To remove crayon marks from painted walls, scrub with a dab of non-gel toothpaste.
 To remove chewing gum from clothing, chill it with a piece of ice. The hardened gum can be crumbled and brushed off.

Have a happy August!

Susanna & the Condo VII Board

Thoughts for the month:
The most wasted of days is one without laughter. – e.e. cummings

We could learn a lot from crayons. Some are sharp, some are pretty, and some are dull. Some have weird names, and all are different colors, but they all have to live in the same box. – Unknown