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The Elephant Rope-Author Unknown
As a man was passing the elephants, he suddenly stopped, confused by the fact that these huge creatures were being held by only a small rope tied to their front leg. No chains, no cages. It was obvious that the elephants could, at any time, break away from their bonds but for some reason, they did not.
He saw a trainer nearby and asked why these animals just stood there and made no attempt to get away. “Well,” trainer said, “when they are very young and much smaller we use the same size rope to tie them and, at that age, it’s enough to hold them. As they grow up, they are conditioned to believe they cannot break away. They believe the rope can still hold them, so they never try to break free.”
The man was amazed. These animals could at any time break free from their bonds but because they believed they couldn’t, they were stuck right where they were.
Like the elephants, how many of us go through life hanging onto a belief that we cannot do something, simply because we failed at it once before?
Failure is part of learning; we should never give up the struggle in life.
06/01/2017- Arrowhead, Yaupon , and White Oak
06/06/2017- Sweetbay and Blackjack (even numbers)
06/08/2017- Blackjack (odd numbers), Beargrass, Sumac, and Titi (odd numbers)
06/13/2017- Titi (even numbers), Astor, and Longleaf
06/15/2017- Longleaf, Sandbur, and Mayhaw
06/20/2017- 1200 Maple to 1234 Maple
06/22/2017- 1235 Maple to 1268 Maple
06/27/2017- 1269 Maple to 1290 Maple, and 2740 Splash to 2758 Splash
06/29/2017- 2759 Splash to 2782, and 2701 River Oak to 2707 River Oak
School is out and summer is finally here! This is the time for baseball games, cook outs, family gatherings, and playing hide & seek! Here are some safety tips to help keep you and your family safe this summer:
- The weather is beautiful outside – the days are longer which means more time to play outdoors. Please ensure that you are familiar with the Eglin child supervision policy. This policy is in place to ensure the safety of the children of the community.
- The summer time temperatures can reach a real feel of over a 100, in a locked car, that temperature is much higher. Do not leave a child or an animal in a vehicle. If you see a child or pet in a locked car, please remember to call 911 for assistance.
- Pools – only wading pools 12” in height or less, are allowed in the backyard and must be supervised while in use. Pools should be emptied out daily and turned over when not in use for safety purposes. Still water will attract pesky mosquitos.
- Grills – we love the taste of freshly grilled hamburgers – please remember to use your grill in the back of your home and keep it 10 feet away when in use.
- Landscaping – please check to see what day your street is scheduled to be mowed so that you can ensure that your yard is ready. Keeping your grass mowed will help reduce insects in your yard during the hot summer months.
- Lock your doors when not at home even if you are right next door, at the park, at the pool, will be right back, etc. – PLEASE lock your door. For security purposes our maintenance technicians will not enter an “unlocked” home when responding to a routine work order. Also, make sure that you secure your car and do not leave valuables in your vehicle.
Pets – please take care and control all pets in a manner which is harmonious with the community. Eglin allows 2 pets per household and all pets need to be registered with the Eglin Veterinary Services and must be on a leash at all times. Poop scoop is mandatory!
To ensure you and your family (to include your four legged fur babies) are staying hydrated and know the warning signs: Beat the Heat
Hydrate to make sure that you are drinking plenty of water to refrain from becoming dehydrated.
Educate yourself on being exposed to excessive heat. Please check the weather reports for heat index and watch for the warning signs.
Actively seek medical attention if you show signs of dizziness, nausea, vomiting, cramping, or increase in heart rate.
Temperature will cause heat overexertion. Stay in air conditioning or shaded areas. Take hourly breaks especially if you are working outdoors or exercising.
Summer time is a great time to build wonderful memories. We care for our residents and we want you to be safe this summer!! If you have any additional questions, please feel free to reach out to your Community Center.
Join us for Pizza and Ice Cream by the pool, Thursday June 29th from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Residents will enjoy games, prizes, and fun!
Congratulations to Eglin’s pet of the month! Oliver is 8 months old and is a black and white Boston Terrier. He loves running around outside, playing fetch, and taking long naps.
Join us for Story Time at 10 am at Warrior Landing Community Center. We will have a fun read and activity afterwards. We look forward to hosting parents and children for interactive fun!
If a PCS is in your future we want to let you know more about our “surface clean” requirement for homes at the time of move out. The surface-clean requirement is designed to ease the “check-out” process for military families and eliminate “white glove” inspections. It is no longer necessary to hire a cleaning team to achieve the level of cleanliness considered acceptable for move out. If you would like to hire a cleaner or cleaning team please feel free to do so, but it is not necessary.
Surface-clean condition implies that a home is left clean throughout. When a home is cleaned regularly, it should only require a wipe down and sweep/vacuum at move-out to deliver surface-clean condition. In detail, this means that the appliances, cabinets (inside and out), counter tops and windowsills should be wiped down with a cleaning solution and then with clear water. In addition, the floors should be cleaned with the appropriate solution to remove dirt and grime. Carpeted floors should be vacuumed. All personal items and trash need to be removed from the house. Click here for the move-out made easy tips. If you have specific questions or concerns, your Community Office team can walk you through the process.
Congratulations to A1C Gill and his wife Erika, for being our Spotlight winner for the month of May. We appreciate all your hard work to keep your yard looking beautiful.
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June 28: Story Time. Warrior Landing at 10 am.
June 29: Summer Pool Party