Good luck, raintree. I hope it works!
My husband is serving time on our condo owners association "Bored of Directors." He didn't ask to be on the board. He was nominated and elected without campaigning, receiving more votes than other candidates that were campaigning. (Everyone likes my DH ;-)
He's served 8 years now. He wants a break. He begged to be taken off the ballot, but this year we just had enough candidates to fill vacancies from directors who moved. He was promised that someone else would serve the remainder of his
term when they returned to Hawaii full time. I guess they were working on a project overseas. It didn't happen. He's still serving time.
They tried to get me to serve in his place. I don't have the time or patience. I've met the other directors and do not want to work with them. They are petty and argumentative. "Debating every stupid detail of everything" sounds familiar. Plus they talk stink about other residents behind their backs. I said "No. I am busy working full time, caring for my disabled husband, and trying to train our 3 year old filly on the weekends. Besides, I'm not as nice as DH."