A reign as Residential manager has come to a close. None has served longer in that role. Tuesday (April 27) after hours, staff threw her a farewell party at the center, but the real party is back in her home state. Vicki (Sayler) Hedrick flew off to Oklahoma this weekend to be with her mother, Dorothy, who is recovering from brain surgery last Monday. By all reports, Dorothy is doing fine, and we are all pulling for her.… Read the rest “Vicki embarks on a new chapter”
Sometimes spring arrives in Colorado in waves that feel like that bad bus driver, the one who alternately steps on the gas and then lets off, again and again, rocking you forward and back into half-nausea. That’s how it’s been this year – 80 degree days followed by an icy blast of wind and snow and then it starts again. But underfoot (and a couple of times under the snow), the grass is greening and the smell of the damp, warming soil is like a reassuring promise, while overhead in the budding trees robins and sparrows and towhees announce their return.… Read the rest “Signs of Spring”
Okay, we haven’t been talking about this much, because it’s kind of stressful. But on January 11 the roof of the McGeorge Mountain Terrace Apartments began to leak. The leaks were massive, and the insurance adjuster traced them back to hail damage that would have occurred last summer. Water damaged the ceiling in all 12 of the 2nd story apartments. In most, the damage was minor, in a few others water was collected in buckets for several days while disaster mitigation crews worked to dry things out.
The stress of course was for Director Julie Deden, Residential Manager Vicki Sayler and the rest of us, worrying about the roof and further damage, when we can get it fixed, etc.… Read the rest “Who has snow blowers on their roof? McGeorge Mountain terrace Apartments does!”