What a wonderful December we had with amazing events, beautiful decorations and mild weather. I hope everyone had fun and many holiday visitors. Can you believe its 2019? Where did the year go? Do you have plans for yourself for the new year? Of course I do for Saint Ann’s. The new security system is being installed, and we are all looking forward to the safety that it will provide. On Friday, January 18th, the Skyline Rotarians will be here painting our first floor hallway. Our goal is to have the entire first floor repainted by summer, and we are well on our way. One floor finished and just five more to go!
On Saturday, January 19th, my band will be here performing in the Social Hall. The concert starts at 2pm and I hope to see all of you there. I will mix up the country, rock and blues for your enjoyment!
Enjoy the New Year everyone! Sincerely, Scott and Jan
Do you know how you feel like when you have been talking about something for a long time, that you begin to think that it will never happen? That is how I have been feeling about the video security system. But guess what happened? I was notified by the Miller-Dwan Foundation that they will be funding our new video security system. I submitted the required paper work this week and Saint Ann’s will have the funds by early November. It may take a month or two to get the system installed and operational. Your safety is of great importance to us, and this will go a long way to securing the inside and outside of our home. It’s a very exciting time!
The weather is taking a turn to the cooler side of things. Now that the building’s heat is back on, please move your personal items away from the baseboard heaters. Blankets, planters, stuffed animals can all become damaged from the heat.
Let’s keep our home safe as we get ready for the holidays.
Fall is upon us, as I have said before this is my favorite time of here. I love the weather and the colors and the sports. I just returned from a week stay at Glacier National Park. It is colder there and the fall colors were amazing.
I want to talk today about taking dishes, glasses and silverware from the dining rooms. Please stop. We simply can’t keep buying new dishes and glasses as residents remove them from the dining rooms and keep them in their rooms. Let me put it this way, you can’t go into a restaurant and leave with the dishes and glasses and you really can’t do that here either. If you want to bring some of your meal back to your apartment with you, please ask your server for a “to-go box” and they will gladly take care of you.
Do you know someone that wants to live at Saint Ann’s? We are offering a $250 friend referral credit if your referral moves into Saint Ann’s.
There are many fun things to look forward too. On October 19th and 20th we will have a pancake fundraiser in the social hall and in November a craft and bake sale.
The social hall floor is finished, and will be open October 1st for our October Fest celebration. Thank You for all of your help with raising the money to get that project finished.
We will see all of you at the open forum, and look forward to your questions
There is a Cowboy fan, a Packer fan and a Viking fan hiking to the top of the mountain together. The Cowboy fan hollers “This is for Texas!” as he jumps off of the mountain into the river below. The Packer fan yells “This is for Wisconsin” as he pushes the Viking fan off of the mountain.
It is that time of year again, every Friday lets wear our favorite sports team jersey, sweatshirt, hat, or whatever you have. Let the games begin!
All right, back to business. We had the city of Duluth complete our rental housing license survey. There were basically two issues:
First, there has been changes to the city code regarding smoke detectors. The code requires that each detector have a manufacturer’s imprinted date on it. This will mean that our team will need to replace all of the smoke detectors in the building. This is a bigger project and will take some time to complete. This doesn’t mean that there is anything wrong with our existing smoke detectors, just a change in rules and we will need to come into compliance.
Secondly, the use of extension cords in resident rooms and throughout the building was a violation of city code. How this affects you will be discussed in greater detail by Dawn and Jason.