No matter where you go or what you do you inevitably come in contact with people who are power hungry. It is particularly noticeable in Home Owner Associations, HOA. Whomever is in charge takes their position above and beyond. In my HOA a former president had to resign. He told all vendors that he owner our development and he only allowed people to live in it. Can you image? No vender could supply products or do repairs without a kickback to him and two of his friends who were also on the board. The other two people were voted out. He continued to take the kickbacks after the other two individuals had left. Finally, he was caught taking bribes, stalking women, videotaping women at the pool and a few other despicable activities. To this day he still tells any new home owner or tenant that he is in charge and to contact him if they need anything. He has gone too far. He has received notices from the HOA attorney which he ignores. I am about to run for another HOA as a board member as I own a small piece of property. This board is extremely power hungry. I have read their bylaws and they are somewhat vague. Many of the new residents are having a difficult time due to the fact that the are no true guidelines, no data for homeowner fees and who is actually running for office. Once power goes to a person’s head it is almost impossible to stop them without a great deal of effort. I never liked HOA’s but the one I have belonged to for several years at the moment has an excellent board and a very fair president. How do you feel about HOA’s? The Good Gus Series is available online at Kindle, Nook and Waterstones. Hard copies, personally autographed, are available through our website www.goodgusbooks.com along with past blogs for your reading enjoyment. Now available audio and videos for the Good Gus series on YouTube! Digitizing for all the books are available now on YouTube! “Misplaced Trust” is now available on Amazon in e-book form. It is also available digitally at www.misplacedtrustbook.com. If you are thinking of a Will or a Living Trust, “Misplaced Trust” will give you the information you need to make an informed decision.