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I see that I’m a part of a big, big universe, and that makes it right. (Hushpuppy) ~ Beasts of the Southern Wild~
Autumn in the Everglades Up to our you-know-whats in alligators. The new road resurfacing is thin in some spots and the old road tread (sometimes referred to as alligators) is showing through.
Holiday Advice: You don’t have to attend every argument you’re invited to. (The Energy Project)
The Board of Directors needs new members. Three of the current members are serving the end of their terms: David Berg, Oma Mansfield and Mike Mahoney. If you would consider lending a hand to this neighborhood there is a form on www.riehoa.com.
I have a friend who calls her new doctor: Dr Grumpypants. Apparently he’s a good doc, but his bedside manner is less than charming.
Comin’ and Goin’ Excuse me, excuse me, could you get me outa here?!?
Charity is the bone shared with the dog when you are just as hungry as the dog. (Jack London)
Wham Bam Bammy Most of our lawns are making a comeback from the double whammy of the drought and previous poor irrigation systems.
I’ve had it with Facebook. We should invent Buttbook. It’s more honest. You’d have Buttbook Enemies. You would Butt people to inform them you did not wish to be their friends. (Barbara Kingsolver)
Woof woof The BoD would like to thank everybody who has adapted to the coupon books and are paying their dues in the right amount and on time.
You never know what a fool you can be until life gives you a chance. (Eden Phillpotts)
Remember the TV show Hootenanny? Don’t know why it came to mind…just did.
Choose to inhale. It’s not enough just to breathe. (Mattie Stepanek)
Honey Do Agency A handsome young man with paint on his knees attended the Board meeting in May.
You can please all the people some of the time and some of the people all the time; But you cannot please all of the people all of the time. (Almost Abe Lincoln)
Gophers and Squirrels and Moles Oh My! Snakes, possums and raccoons too. Yes, we live in the country.
Don’t underestimate the powers of an open mind. (Diablo Cody)
This Tributary will span issues from the last several months due to the fact that I had my you-know-what planted you-know-where south of the border.
We all make mistakes, don’t we? But if you can’t forgive yourself, you’ll always be an exile in your own life. (Curtis Sittenfeld)
A Really Really Big Show! Thank you, Ed Sullivan. Attendance at the annual meeting Jan 26 was way up.
A thought for the new year: Instead of asking “What do I want from life?, a more powerful questions is, “What does life want from me?” (Eckhart Tolle)
YOU SCREAM, I SCREAM, WE ALL SCREAMED
When somebody tells you to get a grip, apparently around their neck is not what they meant… Who knew? (Yosemite Sam)
Remember to mark your calendars for the Annual Meeting January 26th at the RICC Clubhouse at 2 PM.
Hello November…surprise me!
Annual Meeting January Flog the old brain cells; we are going to have to recall a “Yes” from last January’s annual meeting.
Life isn’t as serious as my mind makes it out to be. (Eckhart Tolle)
Follow up to “the scream heard ‘round the block” Homeowners screamed, Board listened, letters were mailed, infractions have been corrected, well…..some of the infractions.
It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so. (Mark Twain)
The Scream heard ‘round the block There was quite a nice turn out at the RIE member meeting August 14, 2013 to discuss finalizing and formalizing our Rules and Regulations document.
We know only too well that what we are doing is nothing more than a drop in the ocean. But if the drop were not there, the ocean would be missing something. (Mother Theresa)
We are definitely missing drops in our ocean. Perhaps the next social committee soiree should be a group rain dance. Anybody know the steps?
A modicum of appreciation goes a very long way.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS Our Board has a new face… Linda Clark has stepped in to finish Gary Johnson’s term which will take us up to January.
Plenty sits still, hunger is a wanderer. (Zulu Proverb)
POOL Let’s wander to the swimming pool and take a seat because this is going to blow you away!
Be kinder than necessary because everybody you meet is fighting some kind of battle.
Swimming Pool Good news! The bathrooms at the swimming pool will be refurbished soon. Hooray! Basic repairs will be done first and quickly, followed by more extensive improvements.
“Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without words, and never stops at all.” (Emily Dickinson)
Gates are not smart If the numbers are punched into the gate key pad too fast, the poor gate brain can’t process the speed and gets confused; it’s also a little bratty.
I base my fashion taste on what doesn’t itch. (Gilda Radner 1946?1989)
Check it out! The website! It’s neat! http://riehoa.com You’ll love it! Provide some feedback.
Isn’t that the definition of home? Not where you are from, but where you are wanted?
Our Homeowners annual meeting January 26th went swimmingly. A full quorum was in attendance, thank you to everyone who took an interest, hauled their you?know?whats to RICC and sat them down in a chair in the meeting room.
“And now let us believe in a long year that is given to us, new, untouched, full of things that have never been.” (Rainer Maria Rilke)
The first order of very important business is the upcoming Annual Meeting of Home Owners being held January 27 at 2:00 PM in the RI Clubhouse.
“Choose to inhale. It’s not enough just to breathe.” (Mattie Stepanek)
The minutes from the last Board of Directors meeting 9/11/12 are now posted on the website! Check it out; some interesting information is there.
“Inspiration exists but it has to find you working” (Pablo Picasso)
And speaking of inspiration and work, we have all manner of good things happening this month! First, I’m tickled to announce that RIE HOA has a web page. Hooray!!!
“Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” (Emerson)
I must begin with a mea culpa this publication. I forgot to thank the social committee and all who helped organize and stage the potluck at the pool June 16th.
“Lost, yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered for they are gone forever.” (Horace Mann)
More of your volunteer dollars at work ? The Landscape Committee Report
“Summer afternoon – summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” (Henry James)
Our River Island East HOA board understands that communication is critical to our community’s success.