Yesterday was a bit of a nightmare.
Because of the Yahoo hacking incident, the morning consisted of changing
passwords, removing security questions, closing email accounts, updating online accounts to new email
addresses, so on and so forth.
It was mentally exhausting, and I still don’t feel secure.
A third notice was posted to the door indicating maintenance
would be coming in to change the A/C filter and switch out smoke detector
Of course I wasn’t holding my breath. Having tucked away what items needed to be
hidden, I headed out early afternoon to run errands.
Nothing looked changed by the time I returned but, along about
2:30, I heard Cute Maintenance Supervisor’s cart coming down the quad, then heard knocking on the door to the unit beneath me.
He reached my door at 3:00 sharp and wasn’t alone. He had an older
guy with him who actually did the work of changing the batteries, switching out
the old filter, while Maintenance Supervisor checked those items off his
clipboard and had me initial they’d been done.
Once again I say, our old maintenance wiz did it all by himself
and Corporate let Nurse Ratched abuse and eventually fire him.
I’m sure Cute Maintenance Supervisor and whoever his assistant
was are trustworthy, but once bitten twice shy –the woman from
Corporate has instilled a distrust in me, so I tried to keep sight of both of
them. At one point, Maintenance Supervisor stepped out onto the patio to access
the door where the water heater is housed. Responding to a
question he asked about “Where did you buy the timer for your Christmas decorations?” I took
my attention off the second guy then suddenly realized I didn’t see him any longer. My
heart went to my throat for a hot second as I went looking and found him on a
ladder in the bedroom, changing the smoke detector battery.
So now that the Annual Inspection is out of the way. I can now
come and go without hiding items.
Next door neighbor theorized that all the notices and no shows
were not because Maintenance Supervisor isn’t motivated but because management
is trying to throw rule breaking tenants off their game to enable management to show up unexpectedly and make note of those not maintaining a clean unit, those who continue to smoke on
the premises, and those allowing non-residents to live in the unit.
I seriously doubt that.
Maintenance guy is utterly charming,
just not all that enthusiastic about performing his duties in a timely manner.
It’s raining cats and dogs this morning, so I’m guessing no one
will be heading down to the Community Room – at least I won’t be doing so, for
the Holiday Traditions Around the World event; which I’ve learned is in lieu of
a Cookie Swap and involves cookies being made on premise by Activity
Director and the Baker’s granddaughter.
That leaves me alone with the Gingerbread Molasses Cookie Dough
I’d purchased from Trader Joe’s. So, unless the storm ceases and the sun comes
up, I’m taking it as a sign to indulge myself with warm cookies and cold milk.
Happy Holidays to me!