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  •  Good morning (26+ / 0-)

    Just returned from our walk and it's nice and cloudy here, but no rain predicted.

    Funny you mention above about your dream about a massive flood at your home because last night one of my dreams consisted of huge ocean waves coming in and wherever I was, some sort of deck on a home I've never seen, the waves came over my head but I did not lose my footing.
    In the dream I was thinking how quickly the tide came in and how sweet the water tasted.
    Normally, my dreams about water and ocean waves scare me silly and are nightmares, but was not afraid or scared in that dream.

    I do manage my passwords and have a system that I cannot share but it works for me.

    Password Needed

    •  I love your ability to find... (3+ / 0-)

      ...appropriate pooties for every subject.  These are great.

      How's your back?  All well I hope.

      Have a wonderful day everyone!

      "The only thing needed for evil to succeed is for good people to do nothing." Hannah Arendt

      by dharmasyd on Fri Apr 11, 2014 at 02:49:59 PM PDT

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      •  Hi dharmasyd! (3+ / 0-)
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        Yes, back is all better, thank you for asking!

        How is it going with you?
        Hope things are better.

        •  Actually things are a tiny bit better. (1+ / 0-)
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          The management seems to have realized, finally, that the stress they have caused us for years now is not good for our health.  I could not say this, but one woman who lives here, a Phi Beta Kappa ( I mention that only because they are supposed to be smart), actually says that 2 people at least have died here from this stress.  I would not say that because there is no way to prove it.

          But I do know that whar managment has been putting us through is egregiously inconsiderate and dangerous.

          Our social workers are finally willing to stand up (to some extent) to managment and communicate their fears for us.  Net result--a better feeling that managment is trying to hear us and work with our needs rather than outright dismissal and the blanket statement that

          Oh, they'll get through it!

          I am still standing on my defiance which was based in a letter dated May 27, 2012.  A week earlier, we had had a meeting with the President of our Board of Trustees (BOT).  It became late and he was unwilling or unable to stay.  He told us that if any of us had more questions, we should address them to Mike Rodgers, Project Manager.
          Good idea except we had no contact information for him, no mailing address, no email address, no phone number.

          I wrot and sent out multiple copies (Mike Rogers' copy was given to our in-house manager with a polite request to deliver to Rodgers), the BOT president, 2 other BOT members, Social Services coordinator, and a few more.  To this date, 2 years later, no one except the Soc Services coordinator (who has no vote in decision matters re this project); she told me she had read it.  But noone in authority to this date has aknowledged reading it.  

          Why?  I believe it is because I have pulled their covers off of them and they are afraid of what would be revealed if they tried to answer my questions or even acknowledge reading it.  

          I had asked to see the legal documents which mandated that they could not get their HUD loans unless all 150 apartments here were refurbished.  The early planning, from 2007 until Jan 2012, said that HUD only required 28 of our 150 units to be refurbished.   When we were told, in Jan 2012, that all 150 apartments had to be refurbished, necessitating every tenant to move out (into "hotel units"), I wanted to see the documents that showed this requirement.

          They've never shown them.  Whenever I ask about them, I am only ignored, for virtually 2 years now.

          Why?  I don't believe there is such a requirement form HUD.   I think this was just a way for the BOT President to get remodeling expenses covered for the entire facility, thus raising the property value --- at the inconvenience and possible adverse health effects on the tenants.

          Sorry for the length.  It is just so complicated.

          In my May 27, 2012 letter, which no decision making person has read evidently, I told them that I was tired of their wasting my time in meetings, etc., and when they would come to tell me it was my turn to move out and into "an hotel unit," I was in non-compliance.  Which stance evokes the possibility of their attempting to evict me.  Even though I don't think they can do this because of my disabilities, I am definitely taking a risk.  I am 'daring' them to try to evict me.  With my disabilities, I don't think they can.  I think they know this also.  And, if I am correct about why they don't even want to discuss this, they dare not bring the truth into he open.

          It was more scary to me a while ago.  I'm getting used to it now.  These people are trying to do things which hurt folks.  I can't let them do that.  I don't have that much reason for continued living not to risk it anyway.   I believe this will be allright.  But this shows you why I have  been afraid and despairing.  Not completely over, but I'm feeling better about it.

          Thank you, AzBlue  

          ps: Geez.  I wish this weren't so hard to explain.

          "The only thing needed for evil to succeed is for good people to do nothing." Hannah Arendt

          by dharmasyd on Fri Apr 11, 2014 at 10:08:48 PM PDT

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          •  management... (1+ / 0-)
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            ...frequently mispelled.  TY, Nathaniel Hawthorne.

            "The only thing needed for evil to succeed is for good people to do nothing." Hannah Arendt

            by dharmasyd on Fri Apr 11, 2014 at 10:12:04 PM PDT

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          •  Good for you for standing up to them (1+ / 0-)
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            I am so very glad that you are feeling less stressed.
            Yes, that amount of stress can't be good for you or anyone else.
            Take care and hopefully the matter is settled.

          •  Sounds like we live in the same place. (0+ / 0-)

            After 4 or 5 yrs on the HUD list we finally got a place. We were told ( with a wink ) that once you get in a HUD home they would take care of us the rest of our lives. ( wink, wink )

             After about a yr we too were also made to do the remodel/ re-selling back to them selve through a LLP of some sort. They did pay for most of the move, but with my wife fighting cancer along with several other health problems it was still a hardship.

             Now I'm living alone in a nice 2 br. apt. My wife moved on close to a yr now and her caregiver/son moved into his sister's home about 100 miles away. I have no need for all this space but since the rent is so low and I am disabled no one has said anything about me moving anytime soon, they just renewed my lease.

             I don't know if I could take another move any time soon. Tny's bed is just as she left it for Hospice and I use his room for dirty laundry and other junk. I know for a fact these units we completely remodeled about 4 yrs ago because I used to live a block down before HUD. Still HUD is doing the move people out and back, etc, etc.

             I am so glad to have HUD so don't get me wrong. The meetings I have gone to, the questions I ask seem to make HUD uncomfortable and I don't want to make trouble so I just  shut up. I'm 60, disabled, can't drive or lift and barely get by on my S.S.. When Beth passed the household income dropped by 2/3s and sinw her son took my car when he left, my only mode of transport besides public buses is a old electric wheelchair. The buses aren't setup to handle my chair and it has a mile or 2 limit on the power without a recharge not to mention I been losing races with snails.

             I wish you luck and hope HUD comes through for you. I hate change anyway, of any kind, but I ended up with a patio instead of a yard to mow, and a lot more room. Hopefully I will join Beth before I have to move again.

            "the government's role should be to uplift, enlighten, educate and ennoble the citizen, not oppress them with taxation and intrusive laws," Gatewood Galbraith, Historic Marijuana Advocate, aka "The Last Free Man In America," RIP 1-3-12

            by SmileySam on Sun Apr 13, 2014 at 05:32:38 AM PDT

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