Archive for 2014

January 2015 Newsletter

Happy New Year! It’s almost 2015!  Can you believe it?  Personally, the years seem to be passing by so much more quickly.  But  then, mother said that would happen.  She said it had something to do with age!  Most of us reading this newsletter can remember at least 15 or 20 years ago with little […]

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December 2014 Newsletter

Deck The Halls Deck /dek/ verb: to decorate or adorn brightly or festively.  Most of you already know the definition of the word “deck” and if my grammar training—and memory— serve me, verbs imply action…so what are you waiting for? It’s Christmas!  It’s a time when simple pleasures can create the best memories.  A time […]

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November 2014 Newsletter

Voting, A Privilege and Responsibility… As soon as you receive this newsletter it will be time for our national elections.  Each  election becomes more and more important, as our nation faces greater and more dangerous challenges.  Sadly, many of the principles America was founded on seem to be considered irrelevant by the politicians of both […]

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October 2014 Newsletter

Preparing For Cooler Weather After a pretty mild summer, it’s anyone’s guess what winter will bring.  According to the Farmer’s Almanac, Oklahoma could see a colder and snowier winter this year…and historically they are correct 80% of the time.  So, since it’s likely that cooler weather will be here before long, here are some things […]

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September 2014 Newsletter

The Absence of Order = Chaos Webster defines chaos as a state of extreme confusion and disorder.  To borrow another phrase, the concept of chaos could be summed up by every man doing what is “right in his own eyes”.  No matter which definition or example you prefer, the reality is that without clear rules […]

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August 2014 Newsletter

Does Your Home Look Better This Year Than it Did Last Year? Hopefully, it does!  So many of our Johanna Woods residents keep their homes in such lovely fashion that not much work is needed year to year.  Thanks to each of you for making and keeping your homes so beautiful.  Every home—site-built or manufactured—needs […]

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July 2014 Newsletter

The Course of Human Events In April of 1775, shots were fired in Lexington, MA between British Soldiers and American colonists in what would be the official beginning of the Revolutionary War.  Tired of the heavy oppression of English government, the colonists decided their only course was to declare themselves “independent” and free of British […]

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June 2014 Newsletter

A Quality Community In our highly competitive world, every business tries to attract and retain customers by offering more or better services than the business down the street.  As consumers,  we all appreciate those businesses that really do provide outstanding services or better products.  We might also admit they are becoming harder and harder to […]

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May 2014 Newsletter

Warning – Intersection of Hot and Cold Air Ahead! Although Memorial Day marks the official start of summer, May and June can be two of our stormiest months.  With the weather being back and forth between the hot and cold temperatures, it’s easy to feel like we are caught in the middle of an atmospheric […]

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April 2014 Newsletter

If You Build It… …you will need to maintain it!  We love it in Johanna Woods when people make their homes and home-sites beautiful. We are delighted with lovely gardens, nice decks and enhancements to  home-sites.  But, as you are planning these improvements, please consider what will be required to maintain them next year, in […]

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March 2014 Newsletter

Affording Home Ownership Sort of a funny sounding phrase isn’t it.  One might immediately think, “if I can afford the payments on a home, I can afford to own a home”.  But there’s far more than monthly payments that determine the ability to afford a home.  What about home insurance, taxes and routine repairs?  And […]

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February 2014 Newsletter

Wishing for Spring! Wow!  What a Winter!  We’ve seen a few glorious previews of Spring mixed in with some very harsh reminders that it is still WINTER!!!  But, Spring will eventually arrive.   And that means it will be time once again for the 4-sided inspections on each home in the community.  These have proven to […]

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