If you’ve recently been down Aryaloka’s winding driveway, you’ll have noticed that there are several large trees that have been felled and now lie in piles along the side of the driveway. The trees had to be taken down in order to install new utility poles.
Just over a year ago, the garbage truck hit some of the lower hanging phone lines. This resulted in a pause of our trash collection, and a year of phone conversations with three different utility companies to arrange for the lifting of the lines. Basically, neither the phone or the cable company could lift their lines unless the electric lines could also be lifted, and in order for the electric lines to be lifted, we needed taller poles.
Lona, in her service as Assistant Manager, spent hours and hours on the phone with all three companies until finally the project was complete — the garbage truck can now access the dumpster! All of this happened at no cost to Aryaloka.