I know I said it in my last post, but I’m still thinking of putting my house up for sale and moving. My closest neighbors – on both sides – are driving me nuts with noise. The little kid in the house next door – and her parents for that mater are crazy noisy, it’s like they walk around on their heels day and night, slam things around and their 2 and a half year old seems to cry all the time.
The neighbors on the other side bought the house next door a year ago and they’ve barely been at the house, but just in the last month they’ve started renovating more and more – like almost daily so I’m hearing banging, hammering and drilling noises from one side and thumping, screaming and crying from the house that’s attached to ours.
One recent commenter suggested we sound proof the “party wall” between my neighbors house and ours but we did that about five years ago when we had our Karaoke neighbors. The sound proofing cut their noise down by about 50% – believe me, when they’d pull out their microphones and turn their speakers on that seemed to be pointed at my living room it was like they were in my house .. so yeah, the sound proofing helped, but it doesn’t eliminate all the neighbor sounds because thumps and screams just seem to travel. I hate it.
Oh and yes we’ve talked to our neighbors. They just don’t seem to care. I know most of the noises they are making are just life, but at midnight and three in the morning or 7:30 in the morning I think I have a right not to hear doors slamming, shoes thumping around a house or on stairs for half an hour or a kid wailing for an hour. It’s not fair. I’m sick at home, 24 hours a day … I can’t get away from these noises so there’s no relief for me.
Oddly enough, with all the problems with our neighbors they seems to still think we’re best friends. I saw the neighbors who are renovating this evening and the woman and I got into a talk about her recent weight loss. She told me she started losing weight after reading some african mango reviews of all things. I’d never heard of it before, but if it’s working for her great. Anyway, at least with these neighbors, once they finish their renovations, as long as they don’t have any bad habits or anything we’ll probably get along with them, their house isn’t attached to ours. It’s the other neighbors that are the real problem.