Re: Statistics on common house usage
From: Allison Tom (allisonrtomgmail.com)
Date: Mon, 17 May 2021 09:08:11 -0700 (PDT)
Thank you! I'm having a difficult week and this made me smile.

On Mon, May 17, 2021 at 9:04 AM Ann Zabaldo <zabaldo [at] earthlink.net> wrote:

> Hello all again —
>
> Before the gets out of hand … I want to clarify something-very-important
> in my last email in re:  CH use.  This something-very-important was pointed
> out to me by our very own Cohousing-L list serve meister, Fred Olson.
>
> At Takoma Village we are very concerned about the health and well-being of
> our members, our neighbors, gardening implements, tools, plants, etc.  We
> are especially concerned about any equipment we rent for we only interact
> w/ them on a limited time basis.  We don’t know what their lives might
> really be like.  For instance, when they are trundled from place to place
> to work for 2-legged, upright, carbon-based life forms … does anyone ask
> they how they are doing?  This simple question makes a difference in the
> lives of equipment.  See animation "Wall-E" for confirmation of this.
>
> We are most insistent that when renting equipment the rental equipment is
> happy, content and well cared-for.  Therefore, it’s most important that we
> rent “cheery” pickers not just run of the mill "cherry" pickers.  You can
> get fruit at the Farmer’s Market.  But cheerful, delighted and delightful,
> happy pickers?  Not so much …
>
> Cheerful pickers.  That’s our goal …
>
> Best —
>
> Ann Zabaldo
> Takoma Village Cohousing
> Washington, DC
> Ex. Dir. & Mbr. Board of Directors
> Mid Atlantic Cohousing
> Principal, Cohousing Collaborative, LLC
> Falls Church, VA
> 202.546.4654
> zabaldo [at] earthlink.net
>
> Being a little older, I am very fortunate to have someone call and check
> on me everyday.  He is from overseas and is very concerned about my car
> warranty.
>
> NOTE:  I’m switching back to using zabaldo [at] earthlink.net.  Many 
> apologies!
>
>
> > On May 17, 2021, at 1:01 AM, Ann Zabaldo <zabaldo [at] earthlink.net> wrote:
> >
> > In addition to CH “use" I would also consider CH cleaning, maintenance
> and repair.  We have a lovely CH at Takoma Village in Washington, DC.  BIG
> 2 story height DR, Sun room, fireplace area.  We have to hire a cheery
> picker to clean the lights in the main DR.
> >
> > Windows are wonderful.  ... Thankfully we only clean those when the
> cheery picker shows up.
> >
> >
> >> On May 16, 2021, at 9:52 PM, Janey Harper <jkharper [at] telus.net> wrote:
> >>
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> First question:
> >>
> >> I'm currently working on a project that will be built in Sechelt BC.
> The
> >> designer/developer I'm working with would like to see some statistics
> on how
> >> much the community kitchen/dining room/lounge area REALLY gets used in
> >> cohousing communities.
> >>
> >> Could anyone help me find such statistics?
> >>
> >
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