Glad it's Friday although it really doesn't make much difference since we are down an assistant and Linda and I will be working pretty much 7 days a week until we find a new one. Several other units are in the same predicament. Not sure why it's so hard to find good employees in this part of New Jersey. Many young people are put off by the amount of paperwork that is needed with doing leases, etc. I'm hoping we can find another assistant like the one we just hired. He is awesome although he's now working at another unit. I've begun looking again for a new management team. I feel like we're getting close to finding someone. We're running the background on one couple but I'm going to keep interviewing in case it doesn't come back with good results.
It was a busy week. Seemed like this was the week for people losing their keys. I've had to drill out a lock almost every day this week. The one today was due to the death of a young man. According to his mother and sister he was murdered in Newark about two weeks ago. When she brought in the power of attorney, death certificate and other paper work to prove who she was, I noticed that her son's day of birth was the same as mine. Was kind of a weird feeling. Linda and I were surprised how calm the mother and sister are since this tragedy happened so recently. Even when I took them up to his unit and drilled out the lock, you would have thought it was Christmas day. When they opened the door there were all sorts of clothing items right there in the front. If that had been me, I would have lost it at the sight of my son's clothing. They seemed more interested in the flat screen TV and other stuff. Everyone processes things differently so perhaps they are still in shock and haven't come to grips with it yet.
Calling for a chance of some wet snow tomorrow. I went and bought a new broadcast spreader for the ice melt. Hoping I don't have to use it....Yuck ! I suppose I need to fire up the snowblower one of these days so I know how it works. I hope we get out of dodge before we get any significant amount.
Tomorrow is our early day...in at 8 a.m. Hope everyone has a great weekend !