November, 2013 Newsletter
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.
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
Birthstones – are the topaz, which symbolizes friendship, and the citrine.
Flower – is the chrysanthemum.
“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:
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
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
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.