Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Mother Nature is a heartless woman. She doesn’t take our plans into account, or even think about how much we still have on our property to-do lists before she unleashes chaos onto our schedules. Over the past few years there have been several times I’ve been at her mercy and I have decided that she must be obeyed.
Last year my town was hit with the first snow storm in a long time to occur during...
Friday, October 10, 2014
Apartment make-ready maintenance requires some planning and thought. The tasks required generally differ slightly from property to property, and there can be issues between team members when everyone is not on the same page (or even reading from different books.)
Here are some tips that can be used to ease the make-ready process:
Have a clear organizational system. All people involved in the...
Thursday, August 21, 2014
For the past year my 14-year-old cousins have been doing this thing on Facebook where they write on a friend’s wall ‘The truth is…’ and then complete the sentence. The truth is…I think you’re really cute. The truth is…you’re good at the clarinet. The truth is…you’re the second hottest person in class (this was legitimately said). You get the picture.
Except that I didn’t. And still don’t, really...
Thursday, August 14, 2014
I bought a bonsai tree last winter for my office. Two weeks later, all that remained were the branches. Today, it holds a lone Christmas ornament that I’ve decided to display year-round.
I don’t have what you would call a ‘green thumb.’
My inability to care for plants and trees is especially upsetting to my father, who, when he isn’t molding young minds as a middle school English teacher, spends...