Unsurprisingly, last summer ranks as the low point of her years at the two parks. She reflected on the two very different kinds of awful that summer:
“At The Resort, we had 147 units damaged and the night of the storm we had 17 streets that were impassable. What I remember most about that night was George [that’s George Igualt] and the Maintenance guys and all the neighbors who came rushing to help. We couldn’t have made it without them.
“Then, at Silveridge, the damage was mostly limited to the clubhouse. My most vivid memory of that night was crawling under the collapsed roof and through the debris, making sure no one was in there injured or trapped inside.”
As everyone realized at the time, it was amazing that there were no injuries.Even so, recovering from the storms was no simple matter, especially at Silveridge. “It’s been a year of meetings,” Rhonda says with a sigh. “We had meeting after meeting – permits, structural engineers, the gas company, insurance adjusters, construction companies. Then we had meetings to pick new carpet and flooring and paint and furniture. But, now we’re finishing up the last of the projects and we’re looking forward to a full, happy season.”
(She added that in addition to the upgrades at the clubhouse, there’s a new improvement coming to the Silveridge pool area: music. Speakers are being placed around the pool and they will be playing music supplied via DirecTV.)