Meet the Neighbors

Life in a Home Owner Association

by Klaus Kirchhoff



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/28/2011

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 408
ISBN : 9781468507348
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 408
ISBN : 9781468507331
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 408
ISBN : 9781468507324

About the Book

This is a fictional story about a newly-built upscale residential housing development and begins after the developer is turning over the governance of the homeowner association to the owners. They almost all have one thing in common; they are strangers to each other but now attempt to live in harmony under guidelines and rules anchored in what is known as governing documents. Let us
Meet the Neighbors
Two long time buddies, Karl Wagner and Rudy Gonzales, reunite and are now neighbors.
There is Don Barnes who brings his experiences from prior years and volunteers to be active in the Association. Supporting him are people like Lou Tenant, Eileen Dover, Harold Baker, Lon Moore and more who want to maintain the high quality life style in their neighborhood.
Yet there are others like Hank Pistola, Jack Cass, Amanda Reckonwith, Boyd Schidt, Mike Rotch, Anita Potty, Lotta Hare and Al Koholic who pursue personal goals and hidden agendas. Bruce Numnutts is trying to change the name of his street because his kids hate the name. Retired Professor Reinhold von Weisenheim lectures young people at local coffee shops to pursue their educational goals, as widower he is being chased by Baroness Brunhilde von Veldhausen.
Several sexually dissatisfied housewives are seeking to meet other men and some of them decide to serve on the Board of Directors and Committees. They eventually all wind up becoming lovers of Darrell Bradley, a retired cop who installs home alarm systems.
Hans Schneider, a local restaurant and delicatessen owner befriends neighbors and starts a regular Roundtable luncheon sharing fond and funny memories and gossip in the neighborhood to which Darrell Bradley contributes regularly a juicy Stud report.
In a humorous way, the reader can enjoy what actually might happen in his or her neighborhood without really knowing about it.

About the Author

German-born Klaus Kirchhoff immigrated to the United States in 1964 and settled in the Los Angeles area. There he met and married his wife Brigitte. Klaus brought a degree in Architectural Engineering from Germany and obtained a Professional - Civil – Engineers license in California. But he spent most of his professional career in Project Controls management on major international engineering/construction projects; some of them were assignments in Middle East countries like Iran and Saudi Arabia.
In 1998, he retired and moved with his wife from their home in the beautiful hills of La Canada Flintridge to be near the Pacific ocean in Carlsbad where they have resided ever since. They now live for the first time in a Home Owner Association neighborhood. Klaus has served on two Committees and the Board of Directors for several years.
With his great sense of humor, he quickly made many friends. He is an avid reader and the local library is his favorite place outside of his home. He enjoys good music, traveling, creative writing, the occasional round of golf and hours of companionship with friends.