We have endured quite a harsh winter this year, even by New Hampshire standards. Several of our condo units have experienced property damage due to water and ice, but thankfully our Board members have stayed on top of the problem and are helping those affected to file claims and repair the damage.
Nineteen of our neighbors were able to experience the positive attributes of winter by taking a Saturday afternoon sleigh ride through the countryside and that wouldn’t have been the same without the glistening snow!
While the ground is still covered with several inches of the white stuff, it’s difficult to imagine that just below the surface, Spring’s green carpet is clamoring to emerge. Standing in the sunshine, one can feel the strength of the rays increasing with each day. Just ahead is a time of rebirth and renewal, a change more welcomed this year than perhaps in years past. We just have to hang on a little longer!
Cathy 893-5994 Dolly 898-3376
Important Association News
Budget Busters – This winter’s ice storm and snowstorms have caused a number of unbudgeted expenses. With the huge amount of snow piling higher and higher the Board decided to have B&C push the snow back. This extra work equated to $1,350. The driveway Magic Salt treatment and an extra sanding application amounted to $712.50. The power outage (4 days) required our backup generator at the pump house to run 24 hours a day and used approximately $500 of propane. There’s more…
With the large amount of snow accumulating over the ice on our roofs we began to have water seeping into some of the units. Left with no alternative, we began the process of having this snow & ice removed. This amount totaled $3,450. The total of all unbudgeted items amounts to $5,862.50. There’s more…
The ice storm broke a number of trees and branches around the property. Luckily none of the buildings were affected. The cost of the debris removal has not yet been determined. The last item (we hope) is the condition of our shrubs and plantings that are under a massive amount of ice and snow. The likelihood that some will need replacing is a very real possibility.
Water Damage – We have a total of 14 units that have sustained some water damage. They range from small water stains to some having damage to walls, ceilings, floors, insulation and heating ducts. We have a restoration company (Servpro) that is dealing with the drying and mold control issues. The representative for Nationwide has been very helpful with getting us through this dilemma. We will communicate with each claimant to insure that the property damage estimate is agreeable to them. We currently have 3 claims for the 14 units with $500 deductible per claim. This deductible will be shared among the 14 units. Please contact Lucille 893-6863 for claim updates or help with any claim insurance issues. Lucille has experience in the insurance industry and has volunteered to help us. Your patience will be appreciated as we go through this process.
What? You’re not a sew-and-sew? Marian is hanging out a new shingle: SEAMSTRESS. If you need any alterations, etc., she's your girl!
Give her a call at 898-2540
Tip of the Month
Any old latex paint in the original metal cans should be transferred to plastic cans. The bottoms will rust out and leak when you stir them. This won’t happen to oil base paints.
This happened to Harry, up the cellar stairs and across the kitchen floor!
Just for Fun
Join us on Monday March 16th for breakfast at Parkers Maple Barn in Mason, NH.
Contact Harry for reservations 890-3140.
Parkers Maple Barn has
been a family establishment since the late 1960`s. It began with nothing more
than a small Sugar House and has grown to become a very popular country
restaurant serving hearty breakfast and lunch. The Corn-Crib gift shop
features all of their maple products along with many unique gifts. The Sugar
House still produces maple syrup following the old tradition of wood-fired
Breakfast Every Friday at 8:30 AM. An informal breakfast open to all residents and guests of Hadleigh Woods is held every Friday at 8:30 AM at the Alley Kat Grill located inside the Park Place Lanes, unless you are notified differently.
Bowling Every Wednesday at 3:00 PM. The H-W “Open-To-All" bowling party is held every Wed. afternoon at 3:00 PM at Park Place Lanes. After, around 5:00 PM, everyone is welcome to join in for dinner at J. Michael’s Sports Pub on Rockingham Road.
Rail Trail Every Sunday. With the onset of snow & cold weather, the health walk on the Windham Rail Trail has been put on hold. A number of people are going to breakfast at the Kitchen at Windham Junction at 10:00 AM.
Meet Your Neighbors
We’re looking for volunteers to be interviewed for this section of the Gazette. Dolly will just ask a few questions to write a brief piece. Our aim is to interview everyone eventually, so why not be one of the first? We hope that this feature will help people to learn about common interests and offer opportunities for conversation at events. Please contact Dolly Walsh if you would like to be featured in an upcoming issue. Dolly: 898- 3376
The Last Word
Everyone breathes a sigh of relief as we turn the page of the calendar to MARCH!
Pat yourselves on the back for having survived ice storms, power outages, multiple blizzards (as we speak), high winds and frigid temperatures.
Did I mention persistent coughs and colds, debilitating flu and an epidemic of winter doldrums???
It's time to think GREEN!!
As this record-breaking winter draws to a close, we can anticipate the fresh sprigs of grass, blossoms and leaves that will burst forth once all this snow melts.
Also, don't forget St. Paddy's Day on March 17th. Wear a little bit of that GREEN, raise a pint, and salute the Ole Sod.
Many of our neighbors will be wandering back, tanned and fit, from their escapes to Florida. Don't hold it against them! Welcome them back enthusiastically (with a shovel), for they are our harbingers of SPRING.