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Monday, December 30, 2013

Seasons Greetings from the RA: Ringing Out the Old With A New Bill

Happy Holidays
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.


  1. On an unrelated note, I am pleased that your desk appears to fall within the DRB-mandated tolerances for wood stain, Restonian.

    1. Peasant From Less Sought After South RestonDecember 30, 2013 at 1:51 PM

      Yes, but the DRB will probably cite him for having opened the envelope in a very jagged fashion, as opposed to a straight clean cut across the top. Tsk Tsk, Restonian!

  2. Teak. Nice. Every time the monsoon washes another 50,000 bodies into the Bay of Bengal, I look at my teak furniture with guilt. Bangladesh de-forested their upland hardwoods to make Danish Modern.

  3. i just clicked the banner ad and made my contribution to the assessment fee

  4. I strongly considering paying my assessment in person with a bag filled with $634 worth of coins.


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