We'll admit that when uniformed federal agents delivered this missive from the Reston Association right before Christmas, we were hoping for a lovely holiday card or best wishes for a happy new year from our favorite homeowners association. Instead. we got this, a request for 634 American dollars. Was there a heartwarming postscript? If you consider "by selecting this option, you agree to the addition of a $25 service fee" heartwarming, then the answer is "yes."
By our calculations, to pay the annual assessment, someone will have to click on the "Who's Your Baby's Daddy?" ad on the top of this "web log" approximately 4.2 million times before the bill becomes past due on March 1. Looks like it's time to start looking under the couch cushions for 12,680 nickels, the end.