January 2014 Newsletter

January, 2014 Newsletter

MANAGERS’ MESSAGE:

Welcome back seasonal residents & RVER’S – we missed you! Happy New Year to everyone and best wishes for a healthy and happy 2014!

Thanks for calling Desert View MHC your home or your “home away from home”!

 

Happy anniversary to Assistant Manager, Larry Moses! Thank you for 23 years of service. Larry has endured many changes and managers thru the years, and he has done a fine job! Hans & I appreciate his cooperation and all that he does.

 

SPECIAL THANKS to our owners, the Conway Family, for furnishing the hams for our Christmas dinner! Also, we appreciate that each year they give rent credits to selected residents who have experienced extraordinary hardships during the year. The Conways thank everyone who submitted a request for 2013 “Holiday Cheer”! The choice was difficult but two deserving residents were chosen to receive $300 rent credits each on their January statements.

 

TIDBITS:

HOA Happenings … many thanks to Bobbi Klarich, “Volunteer Activities Coordinator”, for planning & organizing fun activities for everyone to enjoy! Be sure to check the January calendar of events so you don’t miss anything. Many fun activities with fun people!

Beginners’ Line Dance ClassesElaine Brown, space #88, teaches FREE classes in our Rec. Hall each Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. Call Elaine at 310-773-1366 for information or just show up! Please sign a DVMHC Release/Waiver form before participating. Thanks!

 

Crafts Day … each Thursday from 10 a.m. – noon in the Rec. Hall. Contact Jaime at 717-315-7835 for information.

 

January Birthday Partycake and ice cream for all residents in the Rec. Hall on Friday, January 17th at 1:00 p.m.

 

Pool HoursPLEASE do not enter the pool area before 7:00 a.m. – we have cleaning to do before you come in! PLEASE leave the pool area by 9:00 p.m. Thank you!!!

 

Newsletter Contributions … are always welcome! Please give us your ideas.

 

WHAT IS JANUARY?

January is the first month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars and one of seven months with 31 days. The first day of the month is known as New Year’s Day. January is, on average, the coldest month of the year within most of the Northern Hemisphere and the warmest month of the year within most of the Southern Hemisphere.

 

Zodiac Signs – are Capricorn (until Jan.20) and Aquarius (Jan.21 forward)

Birthstone is the garnet which represents constancy.

Flower – is the cottage pink Dianthus caryophyllus or galanthus.

 

JANUARY POEM: (author unknown)

T’was the month after Christmas, and all through the house, nothing would fit me, not even a blouse; the cookies I’d nibbled, the eggnog I had to taste, at the holiday parties had gone to my waist; When I got on the scales there arose such a number! When I walked to the store (less a walk than a lumber), I’d remember the marvelous meals I’d prepared, the gravies and sauces and beef nicely rared;

The wine and the rum balls; the bread and the cheese, and the way I’d never said, “No thank you, please.” As I dressed myself in my husband’s old shirt, and prepared once again to do battle with dirt, I said to myself, as only I can, “You can’t spend a winter disguised as a man!”

 

So, away with the last of the sour cream dip. Get rid of the fruit cake, every cracker and chip. Every last bit of food that I like must be banished, ‘til all the additional ounces have vanished.

 

I won’t have a cookie – not even a lick. I’ll want only to chew on a long celery stick. I won’t have hot biscuits, or corn bread, or pie. I’ll munch on a carrot and quietly cry.

 

I’m hungry, I’m lonesome, and life is a bore, but isn’t that what January is for?!

SERVICE PROVIDERS REFERRED BY RESIDENTS:

Painting – Doug Brissey, #949-463-8250, is recommended as being “efficient, clean and reasonable”. Call him for an estimate!

 

Yard work, Painting, Power washing mobile homes – Jeff Barber, #760-288-0029 “He has been working in the park for 6 yrs. and is very efficient & good at his job”.

 

Gardening & Misc. – Octavio, #760-251-4176

 

Computer Services – Atek Computers (Ritch Garcia), #760-565-7674

 

Caregiver Available – Ann Berg, #760-905-2541, has more than 15 years of experience & will provide references upon request.

 

This list is provided by residents – NOT by the Park. You are advised to do your own due diligence before hiring anyone. Give us your referrals please!

December 2013 Newsletter

 

December, 2013 Newsletter

 

 

MANAGERS’ MESSAGE:

 

WELCOME BACK SEASONAL RESIDENTS & RETURNING RVER’S!

 

HAPPY HOLIDAYS to all Desert View residents and your families! Hans & I are happy to be a part of this community. Be good to yourself and be kind to each other this holiday season and always!

 

Thanks to our owners, the Conway’s, for providing the turkeys for our Thanksgiving dinner at the clubhouse! Also, special thanks to the cooks who prepared those “yummy birds”: Jane Hale, Josie McClellan, Sheila Neel, and Lucy Wolterman. Great job ladies!

 

TIDBITS:

Beginners’ Line Dance Classes … ElaineBrown, space #88, has graciously volunteered to teach FREE classes in our Rec. Hall each Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. beginning December4th. You are welcome to call Elaine at 310-773-1366 for information or just show up! Please sign a DVMHC Release/Waiver form before participating. Thanks!

 

December Birthday Party … cake and ice cream for all residents in the Rec. Hall on Friday, December 20th at 1:00 p.m.

 

HOA Happeningsthanks to Bobbi Klarich, “Activities Coordinator”, forplanning & organizing fun activities for everyone to enjoy! Be sure to check the monthly calendar prepared by Paul Frazier so you don’t miss any scheduled activities!

 

Pool Hours … PLEASE do not enter the pool area before 7:00 a.m. – we have cleaning to do before you come in! PLEASE leave the pool area by 9:00 p.m. Thank you!!!

 

Newsletter Contributions … are always welcome! Please give us your ideas.

 

DVMHC Homes for Sale … if you are selling your home, let us know so we may send prospective buyers your way – also we will include a list of homes for sale in this monthly newsletter!

 

Annual Donations for “Headstart Program” … organized by Jane Hale is in process! We need donations of non-perishable foods for 6 families plus gifts for children. See Jane (space #58) for information & to drop off food donations. Volunteer “delivery elves” are needed. Our thanks to Jane!

 

 

WHAT IS DECEMBER?

December is the twelfth and last month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars. It’s one of seven months with 31 days and is the month with the shortest daylight hours of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.

 

Zodiac Signs – are Sagittarius (until December 21) and Capricorn (December 22 forward).

Birthstones – are the blue turquoise or zircon and the tanzanite.

Flower – is the holly or poinsettia.

DECEMBER RECIPE OF THE MONTH:

Kindness Recipe”

 

Fold two hands together,

And express a dash of sorrow,

Marinate it overnight,

And work on it tomorrow.

Chop one grudge in tiny pieces,

Add several cups of love,

Dredge with a large sized smile,

And mix ingredients above.

Dissolve the hate within you,

By doing a very good deed,

Dash in some help for a friend,

If they should be in need.

Stir in laughter, love & kindness,

From the heart it has to come,

Mix with genuine forgiveness,

And give your neighbor some.

The amount of people you can serve,

From the recipe above,

Is in the quality of its ingredients,

And unlimited amounts of love.

This recipe’s for the whole wide world,

For everyone to make,

Just get it all together,

And cook for your own sake!

MERRY CHRISTMAS QUOTATIONS:

Christmas – that magic blanket that wraps itself about us, that something so intangible that it’s like a fragrance. It may weave a spell of nostalgia. It may be a day of feasting, or of prayer, but always it will be a day of remembrance – a day in which we think of everything we ever loved.” Augusta E. Rundel

Christmas is a time when you get homesick – even when you’re home. Carol Nelson

Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time. Laura Ingalls Wilder

Isn’t it funny that at Christmas something in you gets so lonely for – I don’t know what exactly, but it’s something that you don’t mind so much not having at other times. Kate L. Bosher

SERVICE PROVIDERS REFERRED BY RESIDENTS:

Painting – Doug Brissey, #949-463-8250, is highly recommended as being “efficient, clean and reasonable”. Call him for an estimate!

 

Yard work, Painting, Power washing mobile homes – Jeff Barber, #760-288-0029“He has been working in the park for 6 yrs. and is very efficient & good at his job”.

 

Gardening & Misc. – Octavio, #760-251-4176

 

Computer Services – Atek Computers (Ritch Garcia), #760-565-7674

 

This list is providedby residents – NOT by the Park. You are advised to do your own due diligence before hiring anyone. Give us your referralsplease!

November 2013 Newsletter

November, 2013 Newsletter

 

MANAGERS’ MESSAGE:

WELCOME BACK SEASONAL RESIDENTS & RETURNING RVER’S (8 RV spaces reserved for Nov.) Hans & I look forward to getting acquainted with everyone! If we can be of any assistance, please let us know.

 

TIDBITS:

Desert View Has a New Website …www.desertview55.com is the newaddress if you want to check it out!  Hans has designed this new & improved website which he will continually update – it is a “work in progress”. Great job and kudos to Hans!

 

November Birthday Party … cake and ice cream for all residents in the clubhouse recreation room on Friday, November 22nd at 1 p.m. Hope to see youthere!

 

HOA Happenings … be sure to check the monthly calendar prepared by Paul Frazier so you don’t miss any scheduled activities!

 

Pool Hours … please don’t go to the pool area before 7:00 a.m. – we have cleaning to do before you come in! Please leave the pool area by 9:00 p.m. – we want to lock up on time and get our beauty sleep! Gracias!

 

Resident Mail Slots … in the library (“blue room”) will NOT be used for newsletters and rent statements as previously stated. For your convenience, we will continue to deliver rent statements & newsletters to residents.

 

Pick-Up Dog Poop … inside the park and outside of our front gates! Remember that other residents walk that way also.

 

Newsletter Contributions … are always welcome! Please give us your ideas!

 

WHAT IS NOVEMBER?

November is the eleventh month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars and one of four months with 30 days. Thanksgiving is observed on the fourth Thursday in November in the U.S.

 

Zodiac Signs – are Scorpio (until Nov. 21) and Sagittarius (Nov. 22

Forward).

Birthstones – are the topaz, which symbolizes friendship, and the citrine.

Flower – is the chrysanthemum.

 

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES

We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone”. Ronald Reagan

 

What we think, we become. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world”. The Buddha

 

If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough”. Meister Eckhart

 

Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been”. Mark Twain

 

SERVICE PROVIDERS REFERRED BY RESIDENTS:

PaintingDoug Brissey, #949-463-8250, is highly recommended as being “efficient, clean and reasonable”. Call him for an estimate!

 

Yard work, Painting, Power washing mobile homes – Jeff Barber, #760-288-0029“He has been working in the park for 6 yrs. and is very efficient & good at his job”.

 

Gardening & Misc. – Octavio, #760-251-4176

 

Computer Services – Atek Computers (Ritch Garcia), #760-565-7674

 

Air Conditioning & Electrical – Wayne Koeppel (DV resident) #760-329-6128

 

Please let us know of any reputable and reasonable service providers you want to refer to your Desert View neighbors. Also, let us know if you have had a bad experience with anyone listed above. This list is providedby residents – NOT by the Park. You are advised to do your own due diligence before hiring anyone.

 

RECIPE OF THE MONTH: “Leek, Bacon, & Potato Soup”

Ingredients:6 slices thick-cut bacon, cut into 1 inch pcs.

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 medium onion, chopped

2 large carrots, peeled & sliced

2 leeks, white & pale green parts, sliced thin

4 cups chicken broth

4 cups peeled, diced potatoes (about 3 med.)

1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 ¼ cups shredded cheddar cheese

Directions:

In a large deep pot, cook bacon on med-high heat until crisp. Drain on paper towels. Discard grease & wipe out pan.

In same pan, heat oil on med-high heat. Add onion & cook for 2 min. Add carrots & leeks, cook for 2 more min. Add broth, potatoes & cayenne. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to med-low; simmer, covered for 20-25 min. until potatoes are tender.

Take soup off heat. Stir in bacon and 1 cup of the cheese. Serve, garnishing with additional cheese if desired.

October 2013 Newsletter

October, 2013 Newsletter

 

MANAGERS’ MESSAGE:

On behalf of Desert View residents, Hans & I want to thank our owners, The Conway Family, for the wonderful new flooring in the recreation room. It was a great choice and looks really good! Also, we express our sincere appreciation to the Conway’s for being so agreeable to our various requests for clubhouse area improvements – we do realize the expenses incurred.

TIDBITS:

October Birthday Party … cake and ice cream for all residents in the clubhouse recreation room on Friday, October 18th at 1 p.m. See you there!

Reminder … please contact senders of your mail and ask them to update your mailing address to include your space #. The office is receiving many pieces of mail with no space #’s! Thank you.

Resident Mail Slots … in the library (“blue room”) will be used beginning with the month of November. We will deliver monthly newsletters and rent statements to your mail slot instead of your home so please remember to check there if you want your rent statement and newsletter early. Otherwise, just pick them up at the rent window when you pay.

Park Directory & Display Board Directory … are being updated by Paul Frazier and will be completed in the near future. Thanks Paul!

Newsletter Contributions … are always welcome! Please give us your ideas.

WHAT IS OCTOBER?

October is the tenth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars and one of seven months with a length of 31 days. October is commonly associated with the season of autumn in the Northern hemisphere and is also associated with Halloween in the western world.

Zodiac Signs – are Libra (until Oct. 22) or Scorpio (Oct. 23 forward).

Birthstones – are pink tourmaline and opal.

Flower – is the calendula.

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.” — Helen Keller

We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.” — Ronald Reagan

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty plus. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.” – Henry Ford

Be kind to each other.” – Ellen

HAPPY HALLOWEEN TO ALL!

SERVICE PROVIDERS REFERRED BY RESIDENTS:

Painting – Doug Brissey, #949-463-8250, is highly recommended as being “efficient, clean and reasonable”. Call him for an estimate!

Gardening & Misc. – Octavio, #760-251-4176

Computer Services – Atek Computers (Ritch Garcia), #760-565-7674

Air Conditioning & Electrical – Wayne Koeppel (DV resident) #760-329-6128

Please let us know of any reputable and reasonable service providers you are comfortable referring to your Desert View neighbors. This list is provided by residents – not by the Park. You are advised to always do your own due diligence before hiring anyone.

RECIPE OF THE MONTH:

PUMPKIN CRISP”

1 can (15oz) pumpkin 1 box yellow cake mix

1 cup evaporated milk 1 cup chopped pecans

1 cup sugar 1 cup butter, melted

1 tsp. vanilla extract real whipped cream (optional)

½ tsp. ground cinnamon Ground nutmeg (optional)

Stir together first 5 ingredients. Pour into a lightly greased 13×9 inch baking dish. Sprinkle cake mix evenly over pumpkin mixture, sprinkle evenly with pecans. Drizzle butter evenly over pecans.

Bake at 350 degrees for 60-65 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and let stand 10 minutes before serving. Serve warm or at room temperature with whipped cream. If desired, sprinkle with nutmeg. Makes 8-10 servings.