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From vacation ideas to gardening preparation, check out our September checklist to enjoy the rest of summer and get ready for fall.
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Consider Looking Elsewhere!Lived in Studio (1 1/2 years)Pros of Studio:All electric, with only a water bill you pay with rent.You may ask for a full size fridge.Efficient if you're in a crunch and need refuge for a year, tops.Application was accepted within a day.Friendly office staff, in my experience.Maintenance more efficient with new staff. Make sure you call your work orders in. If no one gets back to you within a week, talk to the office ladies. They're great!I have had no problems with crime, personally.Office always gives you at least 24 hour notice before they enter your unit, if able.Cons of Studio:It was NOT mentioned when I signed the lease that they had the contract with a towing company that could take my car... overnight at that!! I honestly thought my car had gotten stolen when I woke up to go to work.Constant maintenance issues. Sometimes maintenance is quick, sometimes not so much. I have never had emergency maintenance answer my call when needed at night or on weekends.Absolutely no reimbursements for problems involving hot water or tubs. If you can't shower for (x) reason(s), tough luck.Apartment had roaches, and fleas in the carpet from the stray cats outside that the tenants feed on the sidewalk RIGHT OUTSIDE MY UNIT. Some apartments have reported bed bugs.Mini fridge is... mini.Gas stove is very small.Few cabinets, and small amounts of counter space.SMALL sink for washing dishes.No baseboard heat or central air. All heating/cooling is through window/wall units that definitely do not heat up the small units during winter.Solicitors come frequently.Carpets look dirty and old, paint jobs are shoddy, electric bills are ridiculous during the winter time.Strangers have knocked on my door at 3 in the morning looking for previous tenants, neighbors, etc.Lights from cars and emergency vehicles wake you constantly if you don't have thick curtains.You hear EVERYTHING. People outside your window, talking, walking, playing music, etc.Exterminators may not come to your unit, even upon request.
CORPORATE SLUMLORDS! This place rents to 70 percent section eight clients and although there is no problem with that, they treat the area as if it were for the lowest of demographics of people. The outside maintenance is horrible! The pay one guy to cut grass for the entire property, he does not trim or blow grass from the sidewalks or parking areas. You'll find grass on your car and kicked up on you door as you come and go from your property. There are large weeks that grow between the cracks in the sidewalk and around the building that that they totally ignore. Your lucky to see the grass cut every two weeks at this place. Often times the trash dumpsters over flow days before trash pickups and no one picks it up until days after the collection. The management team is not forthright and will tell you anything to pacify you; they have more excuse for the condition of this place than a tenant who is two months behind on their rent. I took over 45 days for them make minor repairs upon my move in and some of the repairs are still not done after 90 days. The maintenance work is sloppy and often just a temporary fix. The neighborhood is highly ghetto and noisy and very prone to crime. Parking can sometimes be an issue; you will not always get to park near your apartment. There are unsightly tall weeds around every building in this place except for the ones facing the main street, they try to represent a false impression from the street view. Please, do a drive through and check this dump out! I could go on and on based on my first 90 days here but PLEASE, HEED MY WARNING, FIND ANOTHER PLACE TO LIVE. Your rent payments can do you a lot better than this dump! I'm out, lease up or not!
My son lived at Woodland Apt for 1 year. It was his first apartment so the office manager told him he needed a co-signer. I gladly co-signed for him. Everything was fine, He probably paid on time every month, then his lease expired and he moved out. That is when the drama started. The people in the rental office called him and told him he needed to pay an additional $75. My son never got back with them to pay the $75. Now at this point, anyone and everyone knows that a co-signer (ME!) is to pay it. However, the head office manager NEVER contacted me to inform me to pay the 75 one-dollar bills! Instead, she passed my name and my son’s name on to a Debt Collection Agency-which is bad for a person’s credit! After the Debt Collection Agency called me and I settled the matter, I went to confront her about this. I ask her why she did not simply pick up the phone and ask me for the measly $75. Her replies were-in my view, nothing but well-rehearsed excuses and alibies. All I wanted was a simple apology but she stubbornly refused. If you are considering moving here, my advice is this. A) Any questions you have, write them down ahead of your interview time with the office staff so that when you ask them your questions, record on your iPhone their replies so that you can transcribe their words and make them sign your contract before you go signing all of their contracts! B) After you move out, arrange to go with the person into your apartment where you lived that is inspecting it so that you can challenge every idem they decide to see as needing you to pay for. Other than that, the apartment complex is an absolutely nice place to live!
I've lived here with my best friend for almost 3 years, and we have had no issues. We did have a mouse at one point, and squirrels in the ceiling. Anytime I have an issue lthey take care of it immediately. Tamera is kind and has made both my housemate's stay and mine relatively great. I moved out here because it was pretty good price wise and yet close enough to campus while I worked on my masters at OSU. I drive a pretty new Mustang as does my boyfriend and our cars have always been left alone. I have LEDs under my car and my neighbors all know my car, when I'm at home and when I'm not. It is a quiet neighborhood, and maybe it's just the neighbors we have had, but we never hear the neighbors except when they walk up the wooden stairs that creak sometimes. The area surrounding these apartments can be dangerous, but I've always felt pretty safe in the complex I live. Everyone I live around is pretty friendly and some long time tenants know the area and keep an eye out on my vehicle and apartment when I'm not around. The fee to keep an animal monthly is reasonable, and my cat, Muffin, enjoys the back patio in the summer. The one thing I am not impressed by is the laundry facility, my clothes never come out smelling fresh and many of the machines eat coins and leave the clothes wet.
i moved in and found a bedbug. They sprayed the apartment three times. I was horrified but they did correct it. It's been two years haven't seen one. Roaches become your neighbors. But they spray every three months and check every ones apartment for bedbugs and pests. They will spray if u ask them to. But it's quiet. They fix everything same day. Don't charge u for anything. no hidden costs. Management is cool and down to earth. Nice apartments. Mine is perfect. Afraid to move again. I could have moved to another place and got bedbugs right off the bat and they may not have been so efficient. They could've charged me or let them run wild but they don't. Moving into any apartment you are taking a chance. But they fixed me up. They don't let nasty people stay nasty. They bleach laundry room and vacuum halls every week. Nice neighbors. Great pool. They Pay for water. I really don't want to leave haha. It's luxury. The $50 ncreade was okay because we are living good. I am always nervous if someone new moves in. Bed bug process is a complete headache nightmare. Most people don't have the issues I had. It's ok to move here just make sure you are clean. If you are a dirty person stay away from us! They will kick you out!!
With a diagnosis of FIP there's not much that you really can do, but still yet, with extreme compassion and the willingness to try and work out any possible options with regards to how comfortable you are in making a decision one way or another. They, through soft voices, still offered us ways to try to prolong our Baby Jewel's life even if it meant only for a few more days. I believe they could see the confliction we had growing in us and gently offered the last choice anyone wants to hear when you take your loved one to the Vet. Since seeing her in agony was not how we would have wanted to let her go, much less at a mere 6mos old...through tears and true confusion, we laid our Baby Jewel to rest. The group of loving & caring proffessionals overseeing our kittens care definitely made us feel like that day was more than just an office visit. It was more than a business transaction. That day they made us feel that it was most certainly more about LIFE.
The staff at this Animal Hospital is friendly and caring. Dr. Anne is a true animal lover and has a compansionate heart. She is a caring vet and will work in helping you get the best care for your animals. She will tell you like it is. If there are options she lets you know. I have 2 dogs and I drive about 25 miles to this vet because they are truly a caring team of animal lovers. I have used this place not only for the yearly checkups but for ilness and emergencies. Everytime they have the same consistant care. Just compasion and heart warming care for my animals. They office is clean and professional but not unfriendly. They have it balanced just right. The only time I have ever waited past my appointment time is when they squeeze me in for an appointment during their regularly busy day. Thanks Dr, Anne and staff for taking good care of Daphney and Cruise!
My 2 sons live in a double at this complex. The apartment complex is clean, requests for any problem resolution seems speedy & pool facilities are amazing. There are alot of families but haven't had too many problems with kids & noise. Laundry facilities are kept well maintained and party rooms that are available for rental are a nice perk. Unfortunately my son's aren't the most tidy of individuals & the routine pest control measures have not been up to my standards simply due to my eldest son leaving his room a mess! As with any apartment complex, you will have those individuals that just hang around, not doing anything of any use to anyone except taking up space in the parking lot but no major issues and the management would take action if there were complaints.
We have been taking our beloved Golden Retriever Rex to Dogs Only for several years and hold Dr. Prescott and her staff in the highest regard. The care that the Dogs Only team provides is nothing short of superior and we value the personalized experience we receive each and every visit. From major surgery to routine physical exams, I am confident that our pooch receives the best care from the best people and for that we are truly grateful. While I can't attest to the experiences of others, I without hesitation recommend Dogs Only as they possess the right people, knowledge, and expertise to provide unsurpassed care.A special thank you to Dr. Prescott, Sarah, Lori-Ann, and Kathy for all your dedication in what you do. This passion and drive is why the Dogs Only team is the best.
Lived here for 4 years, LOVE when Kathy &- Bob was there! Once they left it all went down hill. A neighbor had moved out and they sprayed her apartment, then I started seeing the roaches. Begged for them to spray my apartment for roaches! They sprayed once, it didn't do a Damn thing. Got another set if new management tland i had asked her twice if she would spary. She asked for my address wrote it down, but never sprayed. A month after that i had asked yet aain, a little irritated that i had already asked twice and still NOTHING. Her response was "There is a way to ask for something, and I have never seen you before so I know I didn't put a work order in for you." Not only was that a LIE but I had finally had enough. I left. I wouldn't recommend anyone live there!!!!
Choosing the right vet for your pet can be tough. After all, your furry friend can't tell you how he or she feels about the doctor. Even though you're not the one treated by the vet, whoever your animal sees is obviously your decision. Since many veterinary diseases and injuries can turn into emergencies very quickly, it's important to have a go-to vet. This way, you can ensure you'll know whom to see when your animal needs care.
Speak to your friends and family about vets who've treated their pets. You can even talk to your groomer or an animal shelter worker for referrals. When you visit the clinics you've been referred to, check that the facility is clean, animals are separated and the staff is calm and courteous. Not all clinics are American Animal Hospital Association accredited. This accreditation isn't a legal necessity, though a clinic that's AAHA-accredited is guaranteed to offer high-quality medical care. To receive accreditation, the clinic has to meet the AAHA's standards in the areas of facility, equipment and quality care.
If you're looking for a specialist, you want to make sure he or she is board-certified to practice in that specific area of animal medicine. You'll want to make sure your vet is also convenient to visit, so there are factors to take into account.
The type of animal you own should play a part in which vet you choose as well. While your options are vast if you have a dog or cat, you may have to visit an avian clinic for your bird or an exotics clinic for your snake.
Just as there are many types of doctors, there are many types of vets. Some focus on livestock or house pets, while others may specialize in dentistry or surgery. They may work in a veterinary clinic or zoo, working specifically with the animals housed there, or travel to farms to work with livestock. Since horse racing and other equestrian activities are so popular, some vets are trained to work just with horses.
Diseases, like malaria and yellow fever are also transmitted through animals. Some vets have insight to diseases that affect both humans and animals. Vets have contributed to the treatment and cure of many diseases that plagued both humans and their furry friends.
Government agencies employ veterinarians as well. When an animal comes from a foreign land, these vets quarantine them and check for any diseases that may be present in an effort to control new diseases that can be brought into the country. Other Specific types of vets include:
A vet assistant works alongside the veterinarian and helps out around the clinic. In some cases, they may assist vets in surgery or restrain struggling animals during tests or lab work. The everyday duties of a veterinary assistant include; monitoring and caring for animals after surgery, keeping medical records, cleaning animals' teeth, feeding and bathing them, cleaning cages, sterilizing surgical equipment, giving animals medication, collecting samples for testing and performing laboratory tests, and offering grief counseling to pet owners.
It's a good idea to bring your pet to the vet regularly. This way, he or she becomes familiar and comfortable with the care providers, and you can stay on top of your pet's preventative care. If the animal is small enough, bring it to the office in a carrier. Just as you visit the doctor for a yearly check up, you should bring in your pet for regular check ups as well. During a routine veterinary visit, the vet will probably begin by asking you if there have been any changes in your pet's behavior or habits.
The vet will then take your pet's vitals, like weight, temperature, pulse and respiration rate, and perform a physical examination of the pet. During a physical exam, the vet checks the abdomen for swollen organs, and the legs, feet and joints for any potential problems. Depending on the age, breed or condition of your pet, your veterinarian may also check the eyes, ears and mouth.
When your vet conducts a full body examination, he or she will check out your pet's coat and skin, noting any hair loss, itchy spots or lumps. Keep note of your animal's shedding habits so you can let the vet know if anything seems abnormal. The vet will check for parasites, fleas, ticks, mites and heartworms as well.
Vaccinations are also important to your pet, especially if you have a cat or a dog, and your vet will suggest that you make sure they're current. Keeping up to date with vaccinations can prevent your furry friend from getting distemper, rabies, hepatitis and lyme disease. Some vaccinations last longer than others, so speak to your doctor about staying caught up with your animal's shots.
Just like your own health insurance, you want to make sure your animal is covered before he or she needs veterinary services. Some common animal surgeries can cost thousands of dollars, and you don't want to end up having to foot a surprise bill that costs more than your paycheck.
There's no set price for pet health insurance. Costs can depend on factors such as where you live, the age and breed of your pet, and how much coverage you want. Before you take out a pet insurance policy, you'll want to meet with your vet to go over what he or she thinks your animal should be covered for. Many vets believe that you should make sure cancer, chronic disease, hereditary and congenital disease, and common breed-related medical conditions are all addressed in your policy.
Some pet owners can't afford insurance for their pet, so there are other options to make paying for surprise pet visits as easy as possible. Some pet stores have wellness plans - which tend to be much cheaper than an insurance policy - that offer shots, check ups, screenings and discounts on various procedures your pet may need. A lot of veterinary offices offer payment plans for pricey procedures as well, as long as you have decent credit history. For a last-ditch option, there are even privately funded organizations that offer pet owners financial aid for their pet's treatments.