We have moved AGAIN. Twice in 18 months and the reasons are varied but one thing really stands out. Do not move into a complex that has this strata company looking after the property. The complex we were living in did not like the strata company they had so they got this one. We thought it was going to be an improvement. Alas and alak – not so. If you were to ask for reasons why the power bill was over $600 the first bill we got (in only 1 month). We did not have to even turn on the heat. Our condo was soooo hot and the neighbors on either side were freezing.
We had the thermostats recalibrated, kept the temperature down and even changed out the old washer and dryer, thinking that was a major problem. No change. Then the draft coming from the bedroom window and the patio wall was horrible. We asked that the windows be looked after. They had a company come in and then he said all the windows needed to be replaced. The strata company said they would look after it.
Several months later and Spring in full force, they said it had to be re-looked at. Sure – now that it is warm …what cold air? It was never done.
The patio/deck we had was always under water. There were no eaves to keep the water off and it poured like a tap on full force. It took over 8-9 months before any action took place. They kept telling us it was going to done. Then yup, still coming. FINALLY, we got them and our resident maintenance man finally filled in the gaps. The installer never did come back.
When we put our condo up for sale, they charged, over and over again to give our Realtor the papers she needed. They charged for $50 for this and that, over and over again. They charged my husband $25.00 for a key to allow our Realtor access to our condo and when he went to return it and get his deposit back, they said oh, no, we don’t give it back.
Their hands are out every .time you turn around
The news has been horrific for about 6 months (years before, but this is about the most recent hate crimes.
We live in a country where, and I am sure it does exist, but has never shown its truly ugly head before. Can you really believe this is what Canada and Canadians are all about? I can’t and I have lived in this country a long time.
Throwing a 90+ year old man out of a building to the ground outside or kicking the leg out from under of an elderly woman with a walker all because they were Asian. Explain please. Did that gentleman do something to you? Or the woman? Or for that matter anyone who happens to be born Asian? Come on people.
This morning on the news…man down East was attacked all because he is a man of colour. Now, I ask you…did he plant his knee on the neck of a man and killed him or one of the other 4 officers who stood there with their thumbs up their bums? NO. Stop it.
We are not in a Country where life stems only on the colour of your skin. Look at their leader. He promotes hatred 24/7. He is a worm without a conscience, a working brain, or a mouth that can only spew crap. We are not that. We can’t be.
Growing up in Calgary, our neighbors were Japanese and told us that during the war they lost all their farmland and were put into camps. That cannot happen again. It breaks my heart to see neighbor turn on neighbor or families split because of thoughtless attitudes.
Stand up Canada and keep our minds clear and use our mouths only to ask if we can do something to help others and our hearts open. We need this and our country needs this.We still must pray for guidance and strenegth.
Also, domestic violence has risen. Sorry, but I went through this crap and can tell you if a man starts beating his spouse and blames the virus isolation, he is a liar. He was beating her before that happened. We don’t need excuses we need to man up and keep moving for a better time and place.