It has recently come to our attention that we, along with all the owners in our complex, will shortly be charged $600 to replace the irrigation system. We will then be charged another special assessment, the amount of which is as of yet undisclosed, to replace plants and repair landscaping torn up by the construction of the new irrigation system.
Last night I attended our HOA's monthly board meeting to find out some details. There were some real characters in attendance. Here are some highlights:
"What's your supervisor's name? Does he speak English?"
"Are you going to gouge us with this assessment right when we're paying Christmas bills?!"
"Shut up, Mona."
"Everyone should dig up their patios! I found this diamond necklace buried in mine. I warshed it up and it looks real nice."
"Can't we just get rid of all the grass and put in rocks and cactus?"
"Shut up, Betty."
"If we wanted to do it ourselves, we'd buy a house!"
The best moment came when one particularly outspoken woman yelled, "If I can't complain here, who can I complain to?!" and one of the board members responded, "Maybe a therapist?"