Comments for Y Ceffyl Du http://ceffyl.net/wordpress Tales of a Mischievious Horse Wed, 25 Oct 2017 01:10:39 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 Comment on Follow-up on HRW by Calpauly http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/general/follow-up-on-hrw/#comment-8060 Wed, 25 Oct 2017 01:10:39 +0000 http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/?p=2771#comment-8060 I’m glad for you too, for “how” indeed. Someone there once shared their general negative opinion about owners (since I was deemed an exception), but I now wonder if this is in their training to justify their despicable ways. Anyway, it’s hard to say how much they effected my sale (I’m sure it did), but still concerned about the community with all the turnover as the smart owners leave.

For anyone considering them, they lied to get our business and every realtor and attorney agreed with a story about them along the way to the signing table.

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Comment on Follow-up on HRW by Ceffyl Aedui http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/general/follow-up-on-hrw/#comment-8059 Tue, 24 Oct 2017 19:34:56 +0000 http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/?p=2771#comment-8059 Your comment makes me exceedingly glad that I did not end up in a HOA that was managed by HRW. How can they get away with acting like that?

Did HRW impact your options when you chose to sell a property managed by them?

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Comment on Follow-up on HRW by Calpauly http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/general/follow-up-on-hrw/#comment-8058 Tue, 24 Oct 2017 03:34:27 +0000 http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/?p=2771#comment-8058 Having over 30 years of experience with directing contracts and hiring various service companies from coast to coast, it is my shared opinion that Associa HRW is the worst HOA management company in Raleigh. This comes from 7 years of direct experience as a Board member, 20 years as an owner, along with testimony from other Realtors and attorneys, it also includes experiences with various good HOA management companies (eg, Elite, PPM, Talis, Omega), slightly above average companies (eg, Charleston, WPM) and others (eg, CAS, WPM, Pindell Wilson, etc).

So here are just a few examples about Associa HRW if helpful:

– they do not pay important bills on time- not once, but many times over many months, for many important services. As a result, we incurred late fees, reconnection fees, trash piled up for nonpayment, property insurance almost cancelled (twice in 9 mos)

– they forget and delay payments to valued contractors- causing some to leave and others to place our needs low in priority. So do not be impressed when they mention having multiple “payment methods”, since none of them are efficient.

– their online vendor signup process takes vendors to a 3rd party insurance verification service (“ERC”) that charges $150 per YEAR to work onsite. But since nobody else charges this, they told our attorney that the service is “opt-out”, but still hound our contractors who skip this process.

– they do not post any of our community documents on our website, but still charge us a monthly fee to maintain. And despite repeated requests over one year without our governing documents being posted, it seems they want to charge Realtors and others for these documents that we normally make available online for free.

– they rarely issue work orders to our contractors without multiple (at least 4) requests- by Board members and owners alike. In fact, they seem to only respond correctly if the work order goes to their inhouse maintenance service (Associa OnCall) who provides marginall results for premium price. My experience with eserve studies, home inspections and construction, allow more examples if there was time.

– they do not follow our Collection Policy and would quietly charge extra fees to owners without informing the Board and also cause corrective efforts to require several reminders. As a result, because they see delinquencies as revenue, our delinquencies almost tripled in less than one year from unnecessary hurdles that upset owners. For example, they do not accept payments at the counter and turn owners away to collect convenience fees for making payments online to avoid late fees. And this is no fluke, since they increased our delinquencies from $3k to $38k (yes, thirty eight) once before from 2006 to 2011.

But worse than everything else, is how they are so accustomed to regularly misrepresenting truth and also pointing blame at other members, departments and Associa. For as a volunteer, this quickly takes the air from anyone’s balloon and was the last straw. For without honesty and integrity, there is nothing.

So if this review helps one person, it will be worth the effort, since I appreciate the effort from the original person who shared their common complaint from realtors. Do not be fooled by their promises- spoken or in writing. For the proof is easy to provide where they did not honor our contract, policy, minutes or emails. But since they caused me to sell after 20 years, there a license agency is needed for companies like this- being my next mission. For I’m certain that they regularly cause the decline of many good communities. For this does not address all the work that they cause the Board and our Treasurer, which would take another 5 paragraphs.

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Comment on Enabling Edimax AC1200 adapter on El Capitan by Ceffyl Aedui http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/geekitude/enabling-edimax-ac1200-adapter-on-el-capitan/#comment-8057 Mon, 28 Aug 2017 02:11:52 +0000 http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/?p=3984#comment-8057 Honestly, I’m not sure. I haven’t used the Location feature on the USB adapter I have.

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Comment on Enabling Edimax AC1200 adapter on El Capitan by bt1980 http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/geekitude/enabling-edimax-ac1200-adapter-on-el-capitan/#comment-8056 Fri, 25 Aug 2017 16:19:24 +0000 http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/?p=3984#comment-8056 Hi,
I have Edimax ULC 7822 USB adapter using on Hackintosh Sierra 10.12.6.
It works fine; but Location features do not function (using an old Edimax 7811 location works fine).

When i go to System Preferences > Network > Assist Me > Diagnostics, I have noticed that Mac OS shows only Ethernet ports in use (no Wi-Fi ports). Could this be the reason that location is not working?

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Comment on Where has Ceffyl been? by Ceffyl Aedui http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/general/where-has-ceffyl-been/#comment-8053 Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:31:56 +0000 http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/?p=285#comment-8053 Hi! I’ll email you at the the address in your site registration. Let me know if you do not receive it.

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Comment on Archives by Ceffyl Aedui http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/archives/#comment-8052 Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:31:28 +0000 http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/?page_id=837#comment-8052 Hi, Catherine. I’ll be happy to review your writings on Epona. I would love to read more about your PhD dissertation, if it is available. I’m honored that you would like to include me in your research. I’ll email you.

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Comment on Where has Ceffyl been? by Catherine Held http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/general/where-has-ceffyl-been/#comment-8051 Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:17:03 +0000 http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/?p=285#comment-8051 Ps. (See other post) Can you read the bits that I have written about Epona for accuracy? I appreciate your expertise. Thanks.

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Comment on Archives by Catherine Held http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/archives/#comment-8050 Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:12:47 +0000 http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/?page_id=837#comment-8050 Hello from soggy northern California. I have appreciated your Epona research very much over the years–I referenced it in my Ph.D. dissertation in Depth Psychology published in 2006.

I am writing about Epona in my forthcoming book Called By the Horse about women, horses and consciousness. I include mythical references. I would like to know more info about you and your co-researcher. Obviously you are a horse lover! What drew you to research Epona? Thanks again for your amazing Epona research and I will say prayers for Kasane.

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Comment on Help Gleann have life-saving surgery by Saigh Kym Lambert http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/general/help-gleann-life-saving-surgery/#comment-8048 Sat, 08 Oct 2016 17:09:10 +0000 http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/?p=4047#comment-8048 Thank you! <3

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Comment on Help Gleann and Grainne by Saigh Kym Lambert http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/general/help-gleann-grainne/#comment-8047 Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:43:59 +0000 http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/?p=4031#comment-8047 Thank you! <3

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Comment on Knowing when to say goodbye by Ceffyl Aedui http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/horses/knowing-when-to-say-goodbye/#comment-8045 Wed, 06 Jan 2016 17:47:46 +0000 http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/?p=3962#comment-8045 Thank you. She was an incredibly special mare and will be sorely missed.

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Comment on Knowing when to say goodbye by Saigh Kym Lambert http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/horses/knowing-when-to-say-goodbye/#comment-8044 Mon, 04 Jan 2016 17:28:26 +0000 http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/?p=3962#comment-8044 A beautiful tribute to a beautiful horse. I am sorry for your loss and that of all the hearts she touched. May she be joyfully reunited with Isis and run happily in the fields of the next world. <3

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Comment on Horsebackwriter on Tumblr by Ceffyl Aedui http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/horses/horsebackwriter-on-tumblr/#comment-4786 Thu, 05 Sep 2013 05:07:26 +0000 http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/?p=2861#comment-4786 Update 2: Horseback Writer sent me a note. Khyssie was tested for EPM and the test results came back negative. Yay!

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Comment on Horsebackwriter on Tumblr by Ceffyl Aedui http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/horses/horsebackwriter-on-tumblr/#comment-4783 Mon, 05 Aug 2013 17:27:34 +0000 http://ceffyl.net/wordpress/?p=2861#comment-4783 Update: Horseback Writer contacted me. Hopefully some of Isis’ story may help her.

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