Wow, Time Gets Away From Us
It may seem like yesterday that you moved into your apartment here at Abberly Place. But for some residents, the time has come to renew your lease with us. If you have received your renewal offer letter on your door, please stop by or give us a call to let us know how long of a lease you would like to renew for. We offer lease terms from 3 months to 15 months. So if you in for the long haul or just need a little longer to decide what your plans are for the future, we would love to prepare a new contract for you. We enjoy having you all here and hope that you will all be here for a very long time to come!
Meet Us At The Pool
On Monday, July 23rd, we will have a resident pool party at the RAC. There will be good old summer fare of hot dogs and baked beans along with beverages. DJ Shannon will join us again and play some tunes for you to enjoy while you take dip in the refreshing pool to cool off. we hope to see you all there!
Just a reminder, the pool hours are from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm, everyday of the week. Our courtesy officers have noticed that more and more people are staying in the pool areas and in the RAC past closing time. If this continues, we will have to revoke the privileges of those residents. The pools are open most of the time. We do have to close them once in a while to do a thorough chemical treatment for cleaning, but we will post something at the gates if we need to do that. Thank you for understanding and abiding by our rules.
For those of you residents that still prefer to pay rent with a regular check, please remember the following things;
- Be sure to write your apartment number in the memo section and whether it is phase 1 or phase 2
- Double check that the amount that you write out, matches the amount written in numbers. We are finding a lot of checks that have the wrong amount written in words that do not match the numeral amounts. This is causing some accounts to become delinquent.
- If you renew your lease with us, we send you a letter that states your prorated rent for the month that your lease starts. Please pay attention to that amount, since it is an odd amount and you will only pay that amount one time.
Are You A Criminal?
If you are one of those pet owners that takes your precious dog for a walk and does not pick up his/her waste, then, yes you are a criminal. It is against the law to allow your pet to take care if business in public and not pick up behind it. We supply pet disposal areas with bags throughout the community, so there is really no excuse. If you chose to not follow the rules and the law, we will fine you and have you remove your pet from the community. Please take time to do what is right. Thank you to those responsible pet owners that always pick up!
Sit! Stay! Heal! Roll Over!
Does your dog do all of these tricks and abide by your every command? That's one smart pup! However, that does not mean that it is okay to walk your dog without a leash. We understand that there are a lot of dogs who will walk side by side with his owner and may never wander away, but there is always that chance that one specific person or another dog could get his attention and he looses control. It is a rule and a law that you always keep your dog on a leash while walking the property. Also, opening the door of your apartment and sending your furry friend out to do his business and come back, is a BIG NO NO! Be responsible and take him out on a leash. If we see you without a leash we will warn you once. If we see it again, you will have to remove your dog from our community.
Breezeway Pressure Washing
Our Service Team will be pressure washing the following buildings during the month of July. Please take note if your building is on the list. W ask that you remove anything outside your front door area and to place a towel on the floor inside your front door to prevent water from coming in. Thank you.
July 3rd – 1600 Plantation Pine
July 5th - 1500 Plantation Pine
July 10th - 1400 Plantation Pine
July 12th - 1300 Plantation Pine
July 17th - 1200 Plantation Pine
July 19th - 900 Plantaiton Pine
July 24th - 1000 Pine Walk
July 26th - 800 Pine Walk
July 31st - 600 Pine Walk
Air Filter Changes
The Service Team will be changing air filters in the following buildings during the month of July:
7/11 – 1600 Plantation Pine
7/12 - 1800 Plantation Pine
7/18 - 1200 Plantation Pine
7/19 - 1000 Calico Creek
7/25 - 1200 Tumbling Stone
7/26 - 1400 Tumbling Stone
We ask that you please kennel or secure all pets and please disarm alarm systems for that day. We change your air filters so that your Air Conditioning unit works more efficiently. Thank you for your cooperation.
In Case Of An Emergency
This time of year brings us lots of sunshine and more daytime hours. However, it also brings lots of thunderstorms, tornados and hurricanes. You should always make yourself aware of what the weather forcast is, before you head out for the day and be prepared for dangerous weather.
When there is threat of a thunder storm or hurricane, residents should have some important things on hand;
- A Fully-Charged Cell Phone – If an emergency arises during a severe thunderstorm, it's essential that homeowners can call for help. A cell phone may be the only form of communication that works if electricity and phone lines are downed by a thunderstorm.
- A Storm Kit – Residents should also pack a storm preparedness kit, particularly individuals who live in tornado- or hurricane-prone regions. A storm kit should include non-perishable food items, pet food, medication, can openers, batteries, flashlights, a first aid kit and other storm survival essentials.
During the Thunderstorm – Storm and Lightning Safety Tips
When the thunderstorm approaches, residents should take several measures to avoid injury or property damage from a lightning strike, hail, and other severe weather events.
- Move cars away from trees. If you do not rent a garage, try to relocate your car to a location that's out in the open to prevent damage from downed trees or tree limbs.
- Stay away from water and pipes. If a lightning bolt strikes nearby, the electricity can travel through metal water pipes, so prevent electrocution during a thunderstorm by avoiding the sink, toilet, shower and bath.
- Don't use the telephone. Lightning strikes can send a surge of electricity traveling through the phone lines, resulting in electrocution. Avoid using the telephone during a thunderstorm.
- Stay away from the windows. There have been many cases involving people who have been struck by lightning while standing near a window. In addition, a downed tree limb or debris could come crashing through a window, resulting in serious injury or even death to anyone situated nearby.
- Remain in an interior room during a severe thunderstorm. Some severe thunderstorm systems have been known to produce tornadoes, and super cell thunderstorms can produce intense winds that cause damage that's comparable that which would result from a tornado. During a severe thunderstorm, bring everyone and pets into an interior room or hallway, and stay far away from windows. The goal is to place as many walls as possible between the residents and the outdoors.
In addition, it's best to keep a battery-operated NOAA weather radio (for the USA) within arm's reach during a severe weather event. This will enable the residents to stay informed about any life-threatening weather developments, such as a tornado.
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Preventing Type II Diabetes
Recent studies have proven that people at high risk for type 2 diabetes can often prevent or delay the onset of diabetes with 30 minutes of physical activity 5 days a week and by losing 5 to 7% of their body weight. In other words, you don't have to knock your self out to prevent diabetes. The key is: small steps lead to big rewards.
Small Steps Mean Big Rewards
You don't have to cut out the foods you love to eat. Just cut down on the amount you eat, and eat them less often. Try to keep meat, poultyr and fish servings down to a three ounces- that is about the size of a deck of cards. Try to eat three sensible meals at regular times throughout the day. Eat more fresh fruit, veggies, nuts and whole grains. Limit fried foods. Baking and broiling are healthier waus to e at meat, chicken and fish. When eating out, share large portions with someone.
About 20.8 million people in the U.S. have diabetes. Type 2 diabetes, by far the most common form, is closely linked to obesity and is increasing in all age and ethnic groups in the United States. Prediabetes, a condition that often lesd to type 2 diabetes, affects 40% of Americans ages 40 to 74, or 41 million people.
EASY STEPS to increase activity:
Put away the remote and get up to change the channel. Try walking around while talking on the phone. Park the car farther away from stores, movie theaters or your office. Visit museums, the zoo or an aquarium. These are great ways to be active with your family.
Renting Vs. Buying
How many times have you said (or heard), “Paying rent is just throwing away money. I could be building equity.”
Don’t be so quick to make that assumption! During the first five years of a mortgage, more than 80% of your mortgage payment is interest. Nearly one-third of all home owners move within the first five years of owning their home, before they even begin to build any equity. Add in closing costs, money spent on higher maintenance, utilities, paying taxes and insurance and costs to sell the house, and many of us would actually save money renting.