I'm venting here.
I'm under a lot of stress as a condo board member. We've been sued by one owner who accuses us of not doing things that we actually are doing. For example, the law states we should build a reserve. Until a year ago, we commingled all our savings in one account. Then we set up a capital reserve. Then he sued us for commingling funds - yes, after we set up the formal reserve, he sued us for not having a formal reserve!
Another owner is outraged because we have a reserve. He wants to cut assessments.
The owner who's suing us apparently is doing constant construction in his unit. The people below him have been complaining to the board with no specific data for months. Now the shithead is sending emails to all owners.
I caused a leak from our apartment to the one downstairs, and the owner I hurt will probably have to use her insurance to cover the damage. (That's Illinois law, apparently, per our lawyer.)
Another owner has been a PITA since she moved in almost 3 years ago. At the last board meeting she argued that the law wasn't the law, that the building isn't built the way the building actually is built, and that a city agency's reasonable requirement isn't really a requirement.
Yet another owner, who has to do a lot of repair work in her unit is writing emails to the whole building complaining of health hazards that don't exist, except under specific circumstances. Her emails implicitly blame the board for the way the building was built 50 years ago.
No one who is on the board now wants to re-up, except me - and I only want to do it because no one here has any business sense.
And we're facing some major repair expenses that no one ever anticipated.
We may have to move, and I do not want to do that. I don't want my own house. I want to live in this neighborhood, and I can't afford a house here anyway. And if we move into a condo, we face the same risk of living with nasty, stupid people.
Again, I'm just venting. We have a good lawyer, and I have good liability insurance.
End of vent
My bike is being powder coated. I've listed a bunch of bike parts that I don't need on ebay, and a couple of pieces have actually sold for decent prices. I really look forward to getting my bike back and putting it together.
New hearing aids make music sound like music, and that is great. We're going to an orchestral concert in a couple of weeks, and I'm really looking forward to that. I'd listen to music at home, but the laptop as me hooked.
[This message edited by sisoon at 11:37 AM, March 4th (Wednesday)]