Message from Administrator

I just reorganized my plants in my office as I find it to be calming. I normally don’t write my articles during the day at the office as there are just way too many distractions and other pressing issues that need my attention. Despite a very hectic couple of weeks, this morning hasn’t been too bad and I have to get this article done as the 13th has come and gone. I put myself at the top of the list, but all of us stragglers need to do better with following the deadlines. When people submit their articles late it creates a variety of issues across the board, with publication being the most obvious. I personally always feel bad as Gina works very hard to put this together and people submitting things late causes her undue stress. I want to take this time to personally apologize to Gina for my tardiness. I pledge for the New Year that I will have mine in on time every month as I should be setting the example for everyone else anyway.
I don’t want to go into too much detail in regards to the fiber upgrade that is taking place. Long story short, Optimum/Cablevision is replacing all of their cable lines with fiber. This will enhance their services and be positive for the community. This process will take some time and is currently underway. As they progress forward, each homeowner will have their specific door tagged one week in advance. A blast call will be sent to that entire condo(s) as well the week prior. If your door is not tagged, you are not on the list and can disregard the blast call.
In the event that you can’t make the date or time that you are scheduled, simply call the # provided on the tag and reschedule. I understand that this may cause some of you a little inconvenience, but it is necessary in order to get the enhanced technology. I ask that everyone be patient and cooperative throughout this process. Please keep in mind that this is being done to help you, not hurt you.
I always find it amusing in life that we all want things, but just don’t want to do what it takes to get them. I just did one of my usual hikes and found a beautiful overlook. I wanted to take a photo, but someone was blocking my view and I had to wait. I was so annoyed that this person was there before me and inconveniencing my day. In that moment I forgot that I was there for the view and that other people also want to experience the same thing. Not everyone will be done at the same day or time and some of you may have to wait longer than others. I urge all of you to not make the same mistake that I did.
The world continues to turn and life in Bretton Woods is still going smoothly. I want to thank all of you that continue to come in and utilize the facilities. I always like seeing people in the building and enjoying the amenities. I find it displeasing when I have to take time to point out the wrongs that go on and not the rights. Overwhelmingly the majority of our residents follow the rules and keep to themselves, and enjoy condo living. I want to take this time to thank all of you and tell you that I appreciate each and every one of you. I like to believe that I love everyone and see the good in each person and I do believe that to be the case. However, some people are easier to love than others.
The roads project continues to move forward and there is nothing of significance to report at this time. It appears that the fiber install gave our rumor/gossip seekers something else to focus on this month. I know that we all love to talk and I guess I have to come to the realization that I am a talker myself. I never really looked at myself as a talker; but apparently, everyone else does, so it’s time for me to make peace with it. I make a conscious effort not to gossip or entertain rumors as I think it’s unhealthy. I will talk with anyone as all of you know, however I won’t entertain nonsense. A conversation of substance and value is good for the soul and helps us all connect. Talking poorly about people, projects, contracts, vendors, contractors, co-workers, employees, board members, friends, family, etc. does nothing but weaken the soul and corrupts our spirit. I won’t do it! So please don’t try and get me to partake if that’s what you are seeking. I want to leave a positive impact on this community and that doesn’t occur if I become part of the very problem that I am trying to fix. I thank you in advance for not putting me in a position to have to walk away from you.
February brings us the following holidays; Groundhog’s Day, Lincoln’s Birthday, Valentine’s Day, President’s Day /Washington’s Birthday Day, and Ash Wednesday.
I know that they combined Lincoln’s and Washington’s birthdays quite some time ago and just made it President’s Day, but I think two people of such significance in our history deserve to be acknowledged individually.
Craig Pessin- HOA Administrator
So, it’s Valentine’s Day and I guess, I should say something about love. Rather than trying to come up with my own words, I will share with you the best definition ever written for love:

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.