January 2014 Newsletter

January, 2014 Newsletter


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.



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.



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?!


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!