Note About Apartment Office Staff

          Dover 260b

Property managers run rental property, especially if it is multi-unit or complex size.  It may or may not be an owner acting as a property manager regardless of the size, but a big place or corporate conglomerate most likely just hires someone.  They are supposed to see to it not only that the rent’s collected, etc., but that the place is livable.

To an extent managing a big piece of real estate isn’t too much different from managing a house.  There’s plumbing to maintain in workable order, often (not always) grass to be mowed and snow to be shoveled, taxes to pay if it is not a government owned property, and so forth.  If the place has many units, there’s simply more and the pay’s not bad. 

Being on good terms with the property manager is important since he/she has the power to evict.  Prompt rent payments are important (it is, after all, a business deal) but many other factors figure into it.  The underlying problem with being “on good terms” with a property manager is that they often unexpectedly up and quit, at times very quickly. 

It’s not unusual to have turnover in office staff.  People move on, retire, etc., and paying rent is just monthly (if that) contact.  However, persons with an ax to grind could and have complained to management just because they find a neighbor to be disliked.  And, it doesn’t take those “good terms” to be finding notion for or turning in a bitch.  

Life isn’t fair in many ways.Coffee cup     

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Autumn In The Northlands

     Dover Holiday Thanksgiving 76b

Far, far away in places such as New Zealand spring flowers and the like are the order of the day.  Spring promises an annual hopefulness for the days ahead.  By autumn the hope dwindles and even ceases in the human spirit as the “take” and accomplishments of the year are largely if not totally established.  There may be more of something somewhere. 

Such is the spirit descending on the northlands at present since autumn is at hand.  The Ohio Valley is no exception, and human thoughts drift toward snow as well as holidays a long way off yet.  One noticeable difference at the senior retirement community (old folks’ home) is that move in and move out also dwindles just like with the “real world.” 

While the birds may be a-twitter over something related to the new season that isn’t quite here yet (there is some of that taking place), and some of the trees (stuff like oaks and maples, not anything like tropical palms) that cover a hillside in view just vaguely have a faint yellowish cast, the weather’s not freezing and holidays are months off. 

The really noticeable item is that by now the lessening of daylight is evident even though that’s only a minute or so morning and evening.  Some things can be sensed as much as clearly seen.  There is less concern about cars at the old folks’ home as travel is minimal and it seldom gets really bad for long periods, otherwise it’s “northlands,” too.

Time passes at the same rate all of the time.Clock 

Old? …Intensified Survival Instinct…

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The survival instinct is manifested in different ways like (for a common simple example) being hungry.  To one who is able-bodied and in good circumstances, such may be of note but not of major concern.  It is merely a matter of taking some time to eat something.  In the old folks’ home (and a few other places) one is likely no longer “able-bodied.” 

Once an easy solution (or previous habit) for a problem is not handy, instinct for survival starts playing a part and something as simple as taking a step with a cane becomes a case for concern.  The point is, the old folks in such old folk situations tend to run on “high” although there isn’t much evidence of anything effectively being carried out. 

The more problems there are (pain, for example) the more a person is held to inaction and the more frantic any action toward a goal is. The net result is, there’s at least hint and even evidence of desperation in ordinary actions.  The place is “all a-twitter” as some would say, but not due to anything substantial.  This is factor for consideration. 

In other words, the old folks’ home (and like places) have sort of a world of their own where an “emergency attitude” underlies many activities.  There’s no real emergency, but there’s a sort of rushing as if there is.  Dealing with an individual in such places needs realization that people in such homes may be frantic for no apparently real reason. 

Old people can have unique concerns.Wilted rose 

What’s In A Name?

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First and foremost a name is an identity.  While there may possibly be millions of other people, sites, things, ideas and even animals with the same identity, given said labels much is excluded from the overall totals.  Two entities or more with the same identity can be near each other in some cases most certainly, but as a rule it’s a good thing. 

Unless it is adjusted to a severe extent, one thing in any surname is a heritage.  Any basic occupation (like farmer) pretty much is the same (and the same heritage if it’s one that’s been handed down since time immemorial), but to the extent that there are linguistic differences that heritage also has national forms making them strange elsewhere. 

A recent sports story bit of advertising on display had an Eastern European name in a prominent spot.  The thing seen was the “vich” on the end, and all other thought fell away with the question:  “What is it?”  If the name had carried something closer to English (like “sen” rather than “son”) maybe that advertising value would not have been lost. 

While the language here may be English, that’s a universal kind of language full of foreign stuff especially surnames where there’s some historic reason.  Yet it happens that a line of thinking can be diverted by a simple identity that isn’t really that remote.  Converting things to English is not a bad idea, depending on various everyday factors.

Names can have power.Alien