I LEFT MY HEART WITH AMAZON
On-line shopping was once a once a year you-give-me Hickory Farms and I-giveyou Harry and David thing. Merry Christmas. But then they invented Black Friday,which was a virtual store chock full of irresistible stuff you don’t need but was a bargain that you couldn’t pass up. And then they closed Fry’s! Brick ‘n mortar Fry’s! Were techies freaking out? Were they steeped in guilt because they killed Brick ‘n mortar Fry’s? Nope, they got over it in a nanosecond. They were already on the WWW buying up every hard-drive and thumb drive directly from China.
Nevertheless, plenty of people still resisted buying stuff on the internet. They just didn’t trust it. And then came the Pandemic and the quarantine, which became just about the only way we could get toilet paper. So, the last holdouts stopped holding out and learned to shop till they dropped on the internet. Goodbye AOL, hello Amazon!
This was a long way of getting around to the subject at hand – cardboard. Cardboard, cardboard, cardboard! Our laundry rooms are drowning in cardboard! It’s a problem, but you can help! After you empty your boxes, PLEASE flatten them before putting them in the laundry room. Cut them up with a box cutter if they’re too big. Once they’re flat, sandwich them between the two blue recycle boxes and you are a really NICE, NEAT NEIGHBOR!
Pacific Tower Homeowner’s Association has a monthly meeting, usually the third Tuesday of every month and if you are an owner, you’re invited! Meet your Board and neighbors. Find out where your $540 is going. We’d love to have you! If you get bored, you’re welcome to leave – no pressure.
Since the pandemic, we’ve held our meetings on Zoom instead of gathering in- person in the Rec Room and many owners have taken advantage of participating virtually from the comfort of their units. Pajamas are permitted if not too sexy.
At the beginning of each meeting, homeowners are invited to ask questions of the Board, raise issues or lodge complaints for five minutes per person.
If you have a computer and would like to get a Zoom invitation for the next meeting, please email Keisha@phoac.com. If you don’t have a computer, you can still join the meeting by phone. Meeting announcement posted in the Lobby 4 days before the meeting gives the Zoom Meeting phone number so you can join by phone.
President – Mark Cabaj, Vice President - Karyl Miller, Secretary – Julie Menas, Treasurer – Anthony Mariucci, Directors – Troy Krich, George Kyrala, and Robin Del Pape.
Newsletter Written by Karyl Miller and Edited by Trish Mylet
Covid Updates and Rules
As of this writing no one in the building has caught Covid. Yay! But Delta is in the air. Everyone is asked to be careful. It ain’t over till it’s over. Social distance is still a good thing and so are masks. At least have a mask at the ready. Thank you.