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Just Sven
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1 month ago

Good day, GN. Good to see Mac and Paddy last night. Paddy, how did HUD go? Mac, both you and Elena fully recovered from covid?

Just Sven
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1 month ago
Reply to  Mac

That’s good news, Mac. I’ve seen studies that show one of the more common lingering effects post-covid is ailurophobia. I hope you avoid that one, given your history.

Just Sven
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1 month ago
Reply to  Mac

It’s probably something that dogs started.

Just Sven
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1 month ago

Election day next week here in CA. The ballot is thankfully brief. Not much to think about.

Just Sven
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1 month ago
Reply to  Mac

It’s a good idea, but there’s too many Dems on the ballot as they all try to gain power. Have you seen the Too-Conservative-for-California Steve Garvey commercials? Funny stuff. “He voted for Trump…TWICE!!!!”

Paddy O'Furnijur
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1 month ago
Reply to  Just Sven

I was going over the ballot with my MiL and I had to explain that although Garvey wasn’t her first choice, he was the only Republican who stood a chance of making it into the general election. That of course prompted a discussion of Prop 14 and our jungle primary process.
“Well, that’s stupid!”
Yes, but the people of CA voted for it.

Just Sven
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1 month ago

Measure 1 -- anything that Newsom supports I automatically vote against.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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1 month ago

Sure Happy It’s Thursday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Sven, and Mac!

Paddy, how did HUD go? 

The meeting itself was a bit odd for me. It was on Microsoft Teams and neither the audio or video worked for me. I exited and re-entered, but it still didn’t work, so I turned on captions to follow the conversation. I talked with Mrs. Paddy last night to get the tone of the meeting and she said the HUD representatives were very stern. Our attorney met with one of their attorneys yesterday afternoon to negotiate the fine. That part went well as the fine went from a maximum potential of $138k to $22k. Payment can’t come from the business, so we’ll take it out of a second set of apartments that aren’t HUD, then backfill when it’s time to do the semi-annual profit distributions to the partners in July. Mrs. Paddy will send out an email to all the partners letting them know that their distributions are being reduced by the HUD fine. They can then think about how their actions contributed to this mess.

Just Sven
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1 month ago

Sounds like yu came out of it as best as possible -- good for you.

Just Sven
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1 month ago
Paddy O'Furnijur
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1 month ago
Reply to  Just Sven

Nothing to see here. Move along.