We live in a Condo Complex. It is a great place to live, we have some nice neighbours, it is well looked after, by our board, maintenance people, and our landscape enthusiast. Just about 100% care about our community.

When we moved in we had to sign an agreement that we would agree to abide by a set of by-laws. So we read them over, they looked a lot like, “Live and let live”, nothing oppressive or onerous. We all had to agree to this or we were denied purchase.

But for all of that, we have some folks who signed for and now completely disregard what they agreed to. Although these people are adults all, they act more like spoiled children. The rules do not apply to them, even when they agreed to them in writing. Like as in a contract that they do not wish to live up to.

We have for instance, a by-law that says you may not operate any kind of business from your residence. Seeing as how we all supposed to be 50 or older, we don’t find that to be a problem. A couple of folks I think operate a kind of mail order business, but that does not entail a lot of people visiting, or parking problems. Also our by-laws were written some 17 years ago, before on line buying was almost unheard of. So, we tend to ignore pleading our case with that one, and let live, since they in no way harm anyone else.

We have as you can tell from the definition of a community of people 50 or older, we moved here  to avoid skate board use in the apartment halls, noisy parties, a lot of kids around. We did allow some folks to keep the dog they had when they bought, and that should have been a grandfather clause, but it wasn’t, and today there are a number of dogs, and cats in the townhouses only. Please do not construe this to mean that I do not like dogs, I do. Cats maybe not too much. (Dogs have owners, Cats have servants)

Probably the biggest issue is the fact that one of our owners has started and has maintained a Bed and Breakfast operation, and when that business is quiet, it is a boarding house with out any restrictions. The person who is conducting this business has had numerous letters ordering a shut down of the activities, but all to no avail. The person simple mentally gives us the old Trudeau Salute and continues.

We also have another person, who when moving in applied for a special dispensation from the board to allow for a person who was working for the same people, but who was of a transient or short term time frame resident. When that person left, there has been a steady stream of people coming and going living in the townhouse.

I can only guess that they wish to be a scofflaw and feel they have every right to agree to something, and then disregard that something. It is of course people like that that make me sceptical of a lot of others.

There are a few others living here who will get their knickers in a knot over bringing someone in to provide a service to the community. This service is in the form of a person who will come into the community, and do some hair salon work, saving some of our residents from having to leave the premises to get this done. We also have a lady who comes in and works here a couple of times a month, doing nails, facials, toe nail clipping and so on. A valuable service too. We had a real podiatrist coming in at one time, and nobody had a problem with that.

I suppose that all the people who have some one come in to clean their home, paint the walls, clean the rugs, and more, never consider all this before beaking off about a person coming onto our property to provide a welcome service.

Sure makes it easy to be cynical.


Like many people, I enjoy a good magic show, as I have stated in the past. This guy does a series of magic like it was a marathon getting it all done in just a matter of minutes. Very good show, take a look: Magic
By now most everybody has heard of the term Drones. I knew them first as bees, but today it has a whole new meaning. Check out what drones are doing today, from the Israeli point of view, amazing: Drones



Please read the little cartoon carefully, it is Powerful.  Then read the comments at the end.

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It is now 69 years after the Second World War in Europe ended.  This is a memorial chain, in memory of the six million Jews, 20 million Russians, 10 Million Christians and 1,900 Catholic priests who were murdered, massacred, raped, burned, starved and humiliated.

Now, more than ever, it’s imperative to make sure the world never forgets, because there are others who would like to do it again.  Can you say "ISIS"?

This e-mail is intended to reach 40-million people worldwide!  Join us and be a link in the memorial chain and help us distribute it around the World.

Please send or re-blog this if you feel like it. Ross




As I Age

When I was ready to check out and pay for my groceries the cashier said, "Strip down, facing me."

Making a mental note so I could complain to my local MP about this security rubbish, I did just as she had instructed.

After the shrieking and hysterical remarks finally subsided, I found out that she was referring to how I should position my credit card.

Nonetheless, I’ve been asked to shop elsewhere in the future.
They need to make their instructions a little clearer for seniors.

I hate this getting older stuff.


The Mexican Maid

The Mexican maid asked for a pay increase.  The wife was very upset about this and decided to talk to her about the raise.

She asked: "Now Maria, why do you want a pay increase?"

Maria: "Well, Señora, there are tree reasons why I wanna increaze."

"The first is that I iron better than you."

Wife: "Who said you iron better than me?"

Maria: "Jor huzban he say so."

Wife: "Oh yeah?"

Maria: "The second reason eez that I am a better cook than you."

Wife: "Nonsense, who said you were a better cook than me?"

Maria: "Jor hozban did"

Wife increasingly agitated:

"Oh he did did he???"

Maria: "The third reason is that I am better at sex than you in the bed."

Wife, really boiling now and through gritted teeth.

"And did my husband say that as well?"

Maria: "No Señora……  The gardener did."

Wife: "So how much do you want?"

Have a Great Day and be nice to one another.

Ross Smile


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