Daylight Saving Time
When we change our clocks
Most of the United States begins Daylight Saving Time at 2:00 a.m. on the second Sunday in March and reverts to standard time on the first Sunday in November. In the U.S., each time zone switches at a different time. On November 2nd, it will be time to “fall” back which means you will set your clock back an hour. While this means you will gain an hour of sleep that night, this means that it will get dark much quicker.
Our office will be closed on Thanksgiving Day (November 26th) and the day after Thanksgiving (November 27th). We will be operating on regular business hours on November 28th.
This year, Thanksgiving falls on November 26th. While many of us will be in the kitchen to prepare a feast for our loved ones, many of us will be traveling to be with loved ones. Thanksgiving is a holiday where we give thanks. We all have so much to be thankful for. Your Abberly Place Staff is thankful for you! We love our residents and we wish each of you a Happy Thanksgiving Holiday!
WRAL Raleigh Holiday Parade
The 2015 WRAL Raleigh Holiday Parade will be held Saturday, November 21, 2015. Join us for the largest Holiday Parade between Washington, DC and Atlanta! The parade will last for about 2.5 hours and the parade telecast airs from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on WRAL TV and UNC NC. You will not want to miss this event so bundle up and come out and join the fun!
Breezeway Pressure Washing
Our Service Team will be pressure washing breezeways in the following buildings in November. We pressure wash the breezeways and stairwells only. Patios and decks are not including in this routine cleaning.
If you would like to clean your patio or deck area, we ask that you use a broom and a damp cloth with mild cleaning solution. Please do not dump water or cleaning products on the deck if you live on the upper levels. We do not want your below neighbors to be inconvenienced with water on their belongings.
On the day that your breezeway is scheduled to be cleaned, we ask that you remove anything outside your front door that you do not want to get wet.
Also, it is a good idea to place a towel at the base of your door just inside to keep water from forming a puddle inside. Thanks to all of you for helping us keep Abberly beautiful!
11/4 – 300 Abberly Crest Blvd.
11/5 – 200 Abberly Crest Blvd.
11/11 – 400 Plantation Pine Circle
11/12 –900 Copperline Drive
11/18 – 700 Copperline Drive
11/19 – 1600 Copperline Drive
Rent vs. Buying
FORTUNE -- Modern America has long paired the "American Dream" with home ownership. The idea of staying put, paying property taxes and periodically mowing the lawn belonged to citizens who were somehow more American than the poor saps who could only afford to rent the place they called home.
The notion isn't accidental. Ownership and the American Dream are deeply linked in government policies that favor mortgages over rent payments, dating back before Herbert Hoover was elected president in 1929.
As secretary of commerce, amid the Red Scare, Hoover trumpeted home ownership, believing that if one had an equity stake in the country, they'd less likely fall under the spell of Communism. What followed during the Great Depression were a spate of federal measures to help troubled homeowners, at a time when half of all mortgages were in default.
Massive government programs supporting ownership still exist today, but record home foreclosures and spiraling prices have forced a redefinition of the American Dream -- one that includes renting.
In today's weak housing market, ownership has ceased to be an investment vehicle that millions used to trade up into the houses of their dreams in the boom years. And it's not an ATM machine for constant refinancing, either.
Instead, for the past four years, ownership has been a culprit of distress. In June, one in every 411 housing units received a foreclosure filing, according to RealtyTrac Inc. Between 2006 and 2009, home prices fell more than 32%, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index.
Being thankful does more for you then you might think. It can help you manage stress and boost your immune system. Give these practices a try:
~ Keep an inspiration and gratitude journal
~Ask a friend to join you and email each other 10 things you are grateful for each week
~Write on a small piece of paper one thing you are grateful for everyday and then put the paper in a jar
Try these practices out and let us know what you think!
Safety Meeting with Garner
We have partnered up with the Garner Police Department (Sgt. Adams) and we are going to host a Safety Class/Meeting on Monday, November 9th from 6-7 in the Resident Activity Center. The class will go over different safety techniques/tips that you may find very useful. The Garner Police Department will also be able to answer any questions that you may have. This will be a very useful class and we hope that you are able to attend. Please contact our office if you have any questions. We hope that you all have a wonderful week and we are looking forward to seeing you all at our resident party next Monday!
With the colder temperatures approaching, some of you may have already switched from AC to Heat. We just wanted to let everyone know that when you first use your heat, it is normal to smell a burning smell. This comes from all of the dust that has been sitting on the heating coils through the summer. It may even set your smoke detectors off…this is normal as well. We just wanted to send out this friendly reminder so that no one is alarmed if this happens to you. If you have any questions about this, please contact our office!
Air Filter Changes
The Service Team will be changing air filters in the buildings listed below during the month of November. Please make a note for yourselves if your building is on the list below. We ask that you kennel or secure all pets and please disarm alarm systems for that day.
We change your air filters so that your heating/air conditioning unit works more efficiently. Thank you for your cooperation.
11/10 – 200 Abberly Crest Blvd.
11/12 –300 Abberly Crest Blvd.
11/17 – 400 Plantation Pine Circle
11/19 –200 Calico Creek Drive
11/24 –700 Copperline Drive
11/30 – 1600 Tumbling Stone Way
Pools are Closed
Even though the pools are closed for the season, the pool deck is still opened year round. If it is a warmer day and you would like to grill out, please feel free! You can also enjoy the wonderful fire pit at the phase 2 pool while drinking a cup of coffee or hot chocolate.
Please keep in mind that the rules still apply. The pool deck will be opened from 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. daily. Also, there is no glass allowed within the pool gates. Even though the pool is closed, we still do not allow glass in the pool area. Thank you for your cooperation.
Canned Goods For The Holiday’s
It is that time of the year again! It is so hard to believe that the holidays are approaching and they are right around the corner. Last year, we collected canned goods to donate to the Raleigh Rescue Mission and this event was a huge success. If you donate at least 5 cans of food, you will receive one ticket that will enter you into our drawing for our holiday party in December. You will receive 1 ticket per 5 cans of food and the maximum amount of tickets we can give 1 person (or 1 household) is 5 tickets. For example, to receive 5 tickets, you would need to donate 25 cans of food. If you choose to donate more then 25 cans of food, that is perfectly fine and we are sure that the Raleigh Rescue Mission will be very appreciative. Please feel free to start bringing canned goods by our office anytime!
We wanted to send out a friendly reminder about where to take your trash….drumroll please….The Compactor! If you answered the compactor then you are correct! We have been finding trash bags stuffed inside the trash cans at the pet stations and the mail kiosk area. These areas are not designated for large bags of trash. It may seem convenient if you have some items in your car that you need to toss out, and if that is the case please just go to the compactor. Also, please do not place your trash bags with the recycling, trash bags must go in the compactor. We had added more directional signs at these areas to help residents understand where the trash goes. If you have any questions or concerns about this, please feel free to contact our office at 919-772-6545. Thank you for your cooperation to help keep Abberly Place neat and clean!
Abberly Place Blood Drive
As many of you know, Abberly Place has hosted a blood drive the past 2 years. The America Red Cross comes to our community and we do everything inside our Resident Activity Center. We already have the date for the blood drive in January. The blood drive will be on January 13th from 3:00 – 7:30. This is for a great cause and can help save someone life. If you are interested in donating blood, please contact our office today to set up a time!
New Movie Releases in November
The month of November usually has several new movies that are released in theaters. Here are a few that you may want to check out:
November 6th – Spectre 007 (James Bond)
November 6th – The Peanuts Movie
November 20th – The Hunger Games, MockingJay, part II