A Conversation for Titania's NaJoPoMo postings 2013

Ti NaJoPoMo Nov 3rd: A rant

Post 1

Titania (gone for lunch)

Sunday. The weather has been very cloudy today, so I had to turn the lights on indoors in the middle of the day.

Sunrise today: 07.13
Sunset today: 15.53

And the refurbishing maniac living in the flat above has decided that Sunday is the perfect day to do some hammering and drilling. It sounds as if he's laying a new floor in the hallway (right above my head), but he's already done that once before.

After all, he and his girlfriend moved in almost a year ago. There was a lot of noise several days each week for a long time. This spring, there was a note on the board apologizing för the coming Saturday when they might be a bit loud celebrating the girlfriend's 30th birthday and that they had finally finished refurbishing.

Oh really? No, not really. Every now and then (almost weekly) something else needs to be refurbished. Come on, it's not a house! It's a bedroom, a livingroom and a kitchen (same as mine) - just how much can you refurbish?

And during the last few weeks, he's started hammering twice after 11 pm. Next time he does it I'm calling the security company who's responsible for ensuring that the inhabitants follow the rules (no loud noises between 11 pm and 7 am, among other things).

I hope they refurbish in order to get a good price and move away - soon. I'd even take back the old lady who lived there before them and who hoovered like energetically each day, preferably early in the mornings. Including weekend mornings.


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Post 2

Amy Pawloski, aka 'paper lady'--'Mufflewhump'?!? click here to find out... (ACE)

[Amy P]


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Post 3

deb - I'm in love with my soup maker & I don't care who knows it

Noisy neighbours are a terrible thing. It's bad enough when the people over the back fence have one of their frequent summer parties and play modern pop music loudly all day and evening. But at least they turn it down before bedtime. Hammering would drive me nuts!

Deb smiley - cheerup


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Post 4

Titania (gone for lunch)

7.15 pm today, and what happens? He starts drilling - again smiley - headhurts


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Post 5

Titania (gone for lunch)

6.35 pm - obviously doing the kitchen, hammering.


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Post 6

deb - I'm in love with my soup maker & I don't care who knows it

You know that Crazy Frog thing you posted? Have you thought about playing it on something you can hold up to the ceiling, at full volume, between say 10pm & 11pm smiley - evilgrin

Deb smiley - cheerup


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Post 7

Titania (gone for lunch)

smiley - laugh

Thanks Deb, but I haven't got any gadget that would allow me to focus all the sound just upwards - the loud music would probably be heard by my neighbours sideways and diagonally up as well.

But I've been toying with the idea, believe me...


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Post 8

Titania (gone for lunch)

Don't mind me, I just thought I'd use this thread to keep record of just how often he keeps making noise.

4.35 pm today - drilling in the bathroom


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Post 9

Titania (gone for lunch)

It seems the latest bit of refurbishing flurry was because they threw a birthday party last night.

My only observation is that if you leave a party in the middle of the night after visiting someone who lives in a block of flats, say your goodbyes *inside, not standing in the staircase through the open door. The stairwell will amplify your voices (especially if you talk loudly, the way people do when slightly drunk).

So far today, pretty quiet upstairs. I hope they both suffer from smiley - hangover.


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deb - I'm in love with my soup maker & I don't care who knows it

Fingers crossed for a return to peace, then.

Deb smiley - cheerup


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Post 11

Titania (gone for lunch)

I was wrong about the party being an excuse/explanation for the noise.

12.30 today, drilling, still going on almost 1 hour later smiley - headhurts


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Post 12

Titania (gone for lunch)

7.20 pm today: drilling


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Post 13

deb - I'm in love with my soup maker & I don't care who knows it

Have they taken up some sort of woodwork as a hobby, perhaps?

Deb smiley - cheerup


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Post 14

Titania (gone for lunch)

There are times when I wonder if they've opened a woodshop...


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Titania (gone for lunch)

8.10 pm, drilling.


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Post 16

Titania (gone for lunch)

6.45 pm - hammering


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Post 17

Titania (gone for lunch)

Oh, and deb? Feel free to unsubscribe if you wish, I'll use this thread to keep record of just how often my upstairs neighbours are making noise.


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Post 18

deb - I'm in love with my soup maker & I don't care who knows it

I'm finding it quite amazing how much your neighbour is doing. My mind is boggling!

Deb smiley - cheerup


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Post 19

Titania (gone for lunch)

8.50 pm: drilling


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Titania (gone for lunch)

7.20 pm : drilling


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