Enough about Sofie my little old lady stalker neighbor … this time I wanna talk about my gawd awful Karaoke singing neighbors!
They Are Driving Me Nuts!
Friday, beginning sometime around three p.m. I began to hear what possible might have been country music through the walls of my home. The sound was coming from the adjoined neighboring house … the Karaoke neighbors. The music was accompanied by what can only be described as the sound of wailing dogs left out in the cold and howling to get in. Yes, they were singing.
OH my Gawd, they were singing?!?!
They continued on through the evening, at least until 11:00 pm. It was unbearable! The music changed but unfortunately if anything the singing was worse. We’ve been through this before. They were probably partying and drinking. The music gets louder and louder through the night- probably thanks to an unhealthy dose of alcohol, and unfortunately the singing only gets worse.
People, no matter what they believe, do not sing better when they’ve been drinking.
That was Friday ….
This is now early Monday morning.
They took Saturday off.
Unfortunately, they did not take Sunday off.
I was sick all day Saturday. Actually it started Friday night. I’m only guessing that their music stopped at 11 pm Friday because I fell asleep on the couch to escape my pain and perhaps them as well. Saturday was not a good day for me – fevers and pain in my belly all day. I took it easy because I wanted to go with my husband to see his brother and the rest of his family for New Years Eve. I didn’t make it though. I felt a bit better on Sunday but not enough to be able to go out and party all night.
So I’m home. Spent the afternoon and a good portion of the evening working on my sites. I actually felt like I got something accomplished without Chris hovering around me.
At about 8:30 pm the horrid Karaoke began again. It was sporadic, but very very loud. I didn’t want to go and knock on their door because I’m feeling yucky and look horrible. Wait a minute that might have actually helped!
Instead I spent my time yelling at the walls. Yeah … I’m hoarse now from yelling at them to shut up – not from screaming as the year changed. What a twit huh?
If you are picturing a woman, no make up, dressed in sweats and looking ill, holding her hands cupped around her mouth and yelling loudly at a wall while stomping her feet, well yeah, that’s me you’re seeing. Now forget you ever saw that, and we won’t speak of it again.
Their house quieted down sometime after 10. I thought I’d lucked out and that maybe they went to a friends. They must have gone somewhere, but not for long because around 11:30 I started hearing a lot of loud voices and thumping feet over there, and the sound of microphones being dropped – you know that bang and hiss they make when they fall and their turned on and the sound comes out the speakers. Yeah. Not nice.
Right after midnight the Howling music began. I swear it sounds like they are in some big empty warehouse. Their music and singing almost echoes. I can’t make out the words to their songs but they sing so bad I doubt I could if I was in the same room.
Christmas Eve was like this too, but if anything their awful music and singing was better than it was Friday or today. I can’t believe they’ve managed to get worse through the week! My husband refused to complain about it last Sunday, no matter how much I plead with him to go over and knock on their door. He said it was Christmas Eve .. leave them alone. Yet he complained all week about how loud they’d been last Sunday. Yeah … whatever Chris.
Calling them doesn’t help. They can’t hear the phone. Heck I can’t hear my phone at times since it sounds like they are in MY living room. Knocking on the door doesn’t help much either. When we’ve complained in the past they tone it down for a bit, and look at us like there’s something wrong with us complaining about their music. They claim that they can’t hear us. Well, let me tell you – I can hear them. All __ The __ Time!
It’s actually just about 1 a.m. and if they don’t stop soon I’m going to go bust their door down. This is really inconsiderate. I am very angry at them right now – so angry in fact that I might even call the police. I’ve never done that to anyone before.
I know it’s New Years and I really don’t mind people having fun … I like to have fun too, but if you were here and you could hear how loud and how awful the sound is you’d be wanting to call the police too. It sounds like they are IN my living room. Going upstairs doesn’t help either because it’s almost as loud. Plus, this is the third time in a week that they’ve driven me nuts with their loud awful singing.
Once I can forgive, three times in a week, uh huh.
This time I will be complaining.
The real problem is that they are actually very nice people, and overall they are good neighbors to have. They don’t do this very often anymore. They used to all the time, I think our complaints and actually bringing them into our home to hear how loud they were helped a bit.
I’ve already told Chris that our next home will be DETACHED. No more semi-detached for me, thank you very much.
Hmmm now I’m done editing this post and it’s 1:10 am .. I heard noise at their front door and I think their guests might be leaving. The karaoke stopped about 10 minutes ago too. Keeping my fingers crossed that it’s over.