Letter from the president: Holes, siding, cats

Sadly, June reports, cat ninjas are not coming to Cooper-Young anytime soon.

Sadly, June reports, cat ninjas are not coming to Cooper-Young anytime soon.

It’s my birthday month, and today I’m enjoying some lovely Memphis weather! Hard to believe that can actually happen in the middle of February, but stranger things have happened, I suppose. For instance, I’m finally having some long overdue work done to my house.

Although I had grown accustomed to the noisy critters that frequented my attic, it was time to evict them (or seal them in; I haven’t heard them this week, so I’m not exactly sure what has happened) and fix some of the holes in the side of my house. I am also still coming to terms with a decision that I made to make my life a little easier, which is to install vinyl siding. It’s not like it is a huge deal on my mostly brick home, but I feel like this lazy homeowner that just can’t stand the thought of painting my house and fixing rotting wood every 10 years. In reality, I am definitely a lazy homeowner that can’t stand the thought of painting my house and fixing rotting wood every 10 years. Go figure.

On a more positive note, I was pleasantly surprised at the attendance at a Cooper-Young Community Association focus group recently, where the room was filled with residents — homeowners and renters — who were excited about contributing to shaping the long term goals of the neighborhood and the CYCA. Although, I’m thinking that the ideas about having cat ninjas protecting us all may not happen, so many other ideas were equally inventive, inspiring, and do-able. Thanks to all that participated!  ­— June Hurt  

Author: LampLighter

The voice of Cooper-Young, a vibrant, diverse neighborhood to live, work and play, in the heart of Midtown Memphis, Tennessee.

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