Beside the point, but this post demonstrates a grammatical trend; namely, dropping “of” from the phrase “a couple of.” The poster writes, “a couple weeks deliquent.” Lots of writers and commentators take to this these days and I wonder why? Is it the result of texting? To me it sounds a little sloppy, and I only mention it because it is now common, but seemed to have evolved quickly. Just as one should not say a “a pair socks” or a “pair tickets” one should notesay “a couple weeks” or a “couple dollars.” Right? “A couple of weeks.” Anythoughts on this trend? We’re a wonky town so I figured someone else might have some thoughts.
As to the co-op, if I were in that spot, unless I could not live without the condo, I would look elsewhere.