Apartment Wars 4

Woke up this morning to some kind of music, banging around and general people voices at four AM. It’s Monday morning, I get it, but they were noisily up last night until two AM, so I’m about tired of this whole thing!  Today I thought I’m going to fight fire with fire…

I have a new sound bar to use with my tv.  My grandson recommended it and it’s great.  It enables me to actually hear what is said in conversation more clearly than on my older tv. Does anyone else find the music in the (background) sometimes overtakes the spoken words? Apparently the speakers on flat screen televisions are installed pointing towards the floor so the sound is not clear.  That is what a salesman said.  The voices, especially with heavy accents to this American’s ear, can now be easily understood. Eureka! That’s not the best part…

This morning I thought, okay, I’m done trying to get smothering covers over my head to drown them out.  I chose “ THINK” sung by Aretha Franklin (from the Blues Brothers movie) and turned it up as loud as possible, which wasn’t as loud as I wanted, but the best I could do in the dark.  Their response was to continue the regular noise, music and then vacuum!  When Aretha was done I put on “SHOUT” by the Isley Brothers as loud as I could.  No change.  Maybe they interpret my loud music choices as “let’s parrrtay!”  

Their car is running outside my bedroom window and their door just shut, so I hope they’re gone for a long time.  I understand they may work different hours, not nine to five, but then choose a downstairs apartment at least!  I am a tolerant person but this is ridiculous.  It’s an everyday/night happening. When I have visitors, we do not stay up late being loud, but that may change.  Maybe I’ll download some screaming heavy metal for tomorrow’s early morning repertoire. I can see it now, Cheyenne newspaper headline:  Old lady evicted for playing Brutal Death Metal music, accompanied by a picture of me being dragged out in handcuffs, wearing my pjs…

For those of you privileged enough to live in your own home or even blessed to live in the country, say thank you to the powers that be. Apartment living is not all it’s cracked up to be…  I would gladly mow the lawn, repair my own appliances, haul my own trash, etc. if I had the peace it comes with.  So yes, say thank you!

It is now 6:35am.  I apologize to any other neighbors who endured my loud music this morning, but sometimes you have to go to war!  The upstairs is now normal, but once again I’ll be tired all day.

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5 thoughts on “Apartment Wars 4

  1. To make your musik heard you need something with bass in it…
    I am sorry that you are going thru this…I used to live in apartments and town homes close together…
    I live in the country now and love it we still have houses around but not that close and we have a jam room where the band gets together and practice but no matter what they stop around 9pm or sooner EVEN THO WE DON’T HAVE TO SINCE NO LAWS OUT HERE…out of respect of others…that is the thing no one has respect for anyone not even themselves …
    We have enough gear for a big concert so if you want to use it and take the whole town down I will lend it to you lolol…

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  2. A little consideration for your neighbors means so much in apartment living.
    We are fortunate to be in our own home, but I can still remember those days of noisy neighbors above.
    I hope this situation improves for you.

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  3. I live in a single family home (but attached on both sides to my neighbors) in the middle of the city, so I still hear early morning and late night noises from the hustle-bustle of the streets. As to the TV, I am not ashamed to admit that I use closed- captioning. It does help me enjoy dialogue I might otherwise miss.

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