Today’s post? Let’s talk about neighborhood annoyances. For the majority of us, there is at least SOMETHING about the location of your home that is not ideal. For my family, we have a few.
100% of my consistant issue of my neighborhood is the noise issue. It’s sooo loud! Naptimes at home are few and far between, and when she does get to take them, she’s usually woken up within about twenty minutes, due to some kind of various noisy annoyance that is going on outside. Now, where we live, we’re SURROUNDED by neighbors. Literally. I’d say we have at least 50-100 people living just within a 2 block radius of the house. So right off the bat, we jumped into a very non-peaceful enviornment.
Another bonus of ALL these neighbors? The one that’s kitty-corner from us has an amateur rock band. This neighbor plays the drums, in said band. He’s AWFUL. Worse than that? He practices his drums every single day. Never at the same time, so you never know when to expect it. This nonsense goes on for anywhere between a half hour to a few hours. And again, he’s on drums. So all you hear is BOOM BOOM BA-BOOM BOOM BOOM! in every room of our house. It drives me crazy after not even five minutes.. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve wanted to call the cops, when, about five minutes into naptime (usually the first, much needed, omg she’s finally asleep! type of nap), and the drumming wakes up my baby. EVERY SINGLE TIME.
When we’re not dealing with that, we’re also conviently located about two miles away from an international airport. So planes and jets are going off and flying by every half hour or so. ALL DAY LONG. every single day.
You’re probably shaking your head, reading this, thinking “why doesn’t this lady just move?!”. The one perk of living in the middle of the noisiest place on earth, is you can’t beat the rent. let’s just say SUPER CHEAP. And as a single mother and sole provider, you can’t really beat that. Plus with living way up here, we’re out of the crime of the city.
So, I get irritated. And suck it up. And say damn this place on an everyday basis. But that’s life, for now. 🙂 Someday, I will get my peaceful quiet country house, with no planes, and no neighbors!.
And with that, I bid you adeu. The 1130 flight to wherever just ruined another nap.