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Garden Design Contest Submissions

Saturday, July 25th, 2009

The designs are in! Here you will find the four submissions in our garden design contest. Please review them and email your comments to the group.

Design your own garden: Download this overhead picture of the garden and draw your design on top of it!

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New Washers and Dryers!

Thursday, April 10th, 2008

Yankee Equipment finished the installation of our new laundry equipment on Thursday morning. Please keep the following points in mind when using our new equipment:

1. The price remains the same; $1.00 per wash and $0.75 per dry.

2. The washers hold 18 lbs., more than our old equipment. Don’t overfill the washers. Note that the washer door has a glass which moves into the washer cavity.

3. Pull the drawer open which is located to the upper right of the washer door. The right-hand compartment in the drawer is for detergent. The left-hand compartment is for fabric softener. Do not add detergent through the washer door.

4. Don’t use more than one-forth cup of detergent. Too much detergent will clog the machine.

5. Remember to set your temperature preference. If you make no selection, the machine defaults to cold water.

5. Remember to clean the lint trap in the dryer. Only put one load of wash in a dryer. If you try to double-up, the dryer won’t work properly.

6. Because the controls are visual and not tactile, Jeff will have to put Braille labels on the machines. Please do not remove the Braille labels.

7. If the machines need service, call Yankee Equipment systems, Inc. toll-free at 1-800-239-9265.

Painting the Common Areas

Friday, September 14th, 2007

Chateau Din depends on the volunteer efforts of its owners to accomplish smaller maintenance and improvement projects. These projects save the association money, improve our relationships as neighbors, and improve the value of our building!

The following photos are from our 2007 summer painting project. To see more pictures from the painting project, visit the Shutterfly Gallery.

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Priming the hallways.


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Painting the entry area.


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Some of the stuff we used while painting.


New Carpets

Friday, August 3rd, 2007

Carpets BeforeWe have all been pitching in to repaint the walls before the new carpet comes. We’ve put two coats of white trim paint on all the borders, then cut and primed the walls twice, then cut and painted with “canvas” colored paint from Benjamin Moore. It was long and messy, but it was also great to see everyone working together.

Carpets AfterThe new carpet! Kind of a hunter green. It matches the green tiles on the first floor and accents the yellowy color of the walls now. This carpet has a very dense commercial weave, is stain resistant, and has a cushy carpet pad underneath.