My Life as an RA

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In Brasil there is this famous saying used to describe efficient and effective people. We say they are like brillo pads with one thousand and one uses. I know it sounds wierd when you translate it but it is the exact way I would describe Erick!

Erick is the maintainer in our building. Our building is apartment style and houses 212 students. Ericks keeps up with all of that. He not only does the daily chores like vaccuum the hallways, mops the elevator and sweep the stairs, he also takes care of the parking area downstairs, the patio, and the plants outside too!!

When we had a crazy snowstorm, Erick was outise in the moring using a snowblower to make a path for the students to leave with their cars! He snow blew almost the ENTIRE parking lot! This man is a genius!

When we have a plumber, HVAC,carpentry, or electrical problem, guess who fixes it? That’s right Erick. He literally does everything. We never have to call anyone else in becasue Erick knows how to fix it!

Besides being so helpful around the building he is also the nicest and funniest man you will every meet. He is so easy going and probably knows as much, if not more, of the residents than I do.

I strongly believe that part of the reason why our building has had no damages yet this semester and is kept up so well is becasue of Erick, The best maintainer ever! and I mean it!

I just wanted to post about him today because he too is a big part of the building and deserves to be appreciated like everyone else! He is the coolest! =D

**I will post a picture soon,


Snow day

Posted on: March 2, 2012

Hey bloggers,

So my school is traumatized by snow due to the ridiculous snowpocalypse that happened in October. Since then, we have had a basically snowless winter… UNTIL… wednesday!!

I am an RA in downtown housing so we have to deal with city parking. Unfortunatley, the city is not very helpful and so we are stuck with having to try and be the go to people for what the city is doing (even though they do not really inform us). Around 10PM on wednesday night an officer started ticketing all the student cars parked on the side street without warning. Apparently there was a street parking ban that had bveen updated at 7PM. Many students were checking the website and saw nothing until around 10:15PM. My boss tried to get him to wait a couple minutes so we could get people to move their cars and he refused to help out and said the tow would be coming in an hour.  Me, another RA, my boss, and another RD, were running around the building telling people to move their cars. Apparently the website we checked was not the most reliable, even though the city clerk told us to use that site. Luckily we were able to get all the cars moved before the tow showed up and all the students will be appealing the tickets! =) Love downtown housing but not when it comes to parking!

From now on, we will be checking the local t.v. station and getting the update from the weather blog to help out the student and their commute to campus!

Have a great weekend!!!


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