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Sunday, August 10, 2008

Crabby and Tired- not a good combination

I am at the shore for the weekend at my parents house. Like many of the shore communities, Long Beach Island was not built with large pieces of property. Although my parents house and the one next door do have nice pieces of land, noise travels and there is not a large amount of space between the two houses. For close to 40 years, the house next door was owned by a quiet, albeit stuck up and rude, family. They would spray their yard with pesticide wearing full body armour and tell us in the adjoining yard that it was not harmful. But you rarely heard them or saw them after dark. We are a quiet group, with the exception of the animals and do our best to respect those around us knowing that noise travels as it does. The couple sold the house last year and I am fairly sure that it is a rental, now. At the moment it is 1230 am and the idiots next door are carrying on on the porch outside my bedroom. We do not have airconditioning here (it really is not needed with the ocean breezes) and my windows are wide open.

Both last night and tonight, I headed to bed at 1030pm and both nights I have been woken up by the monsters on the outside porch. I know they are on vacation but seriously 1230am seems a little inconsiderate to be screaming outside. Last night, there were long discussions about role models for teenage girls and Lindsay Lohan and, her father, Micheal Lohan. By that point, they were tapping their 5th bottle of wine. Tonight, we are discussing (at the top of their lungs) John McCain's wife in a leather thong. I am quite possibly beyond help here. If it carries on much longer, I might be tempted to march myself over to the house (in my pajamas) and request that they shut the hell up. And to make matters worse, they have stirred up my parents dogs who are now barking their heads off above me.

I cannot believe that I am going to say this, but I cannot wait for summer to be over. No more rude renters next door just back to our nice quiet corner of the island....


the dragonfly said...

Oh...yuck. I am not very tolerant of inconsiderate people. I hope it gets better!!!

suz said...

this is horrible. I feel your pain. 12:30 IS inconsiderate.
I hope you get rest and peace soon.

HappyWifeHappyLife said...

Yeah, that just sucks. You're more patient than me. I would have called the police and made a formal noise complaint.

I hate it when people are inconsiderate of others.... and, unfortunately, it happens all the time. :-(

painted maypole said...

having lived in apartments and in close quarters, I have learned that sometimes (not always, unfortunately) a nice-as-you-can muster "I'm sorry, but I'm trying to sleep and the sound just carries on these cool nights. Would you please move the party inside" can work wonders. And if not, call the police.