Saturday, April 22, 2017
Noisy D.I.Y. Obsessed Neighbour
We've had to endure our neighbour Gary making noises all day today. I've commented on this in earlier posts, but today it was pushing things too far. It's getting to the point where we will go out for the day to get away from the noise. He has been hammering, sawing, using an electric saw to cut blocks of concrete, and generally interrupting things. It's usually when we want a bit of peace and quiet that he starts up. We went shopping early this morning, about 9 o'clock. We went to Aldi over at Westcroft. We had to go to Sainsbury's on the way back as I had my repeat prescription to collect and when we got home we put the groceries away and then had a rest. Carol went to lay on the bed and it was then that we heard hammering. And the noises went on until around mid-afternoon. The D.I.Y. noises ceased and then we had pop music playing the rest of the afternoon until we had our evening meal (at around 6 o'clock.) At one point there was the sound of a circular saw. I had to go upstairs and look out of our bedroom window to see what he was up too. You could see nothing as there was a cloud of dust being produced by the sawing. I think he is putting down a patio or something and he's cutting up the tiles. But you could see nothing, through the cloud of dust. It was like some sort of dust-storm in the desert. It was just as well we didn't go out and sit in our garden, otherwise we'd have been covered in this dust. Or we hadn't hung any washing out on the line, which we might have done as it's been sunny and dry all day, really great for drying washing. The problem is, I don't think he realises that it's disturbing other people. We generally get on with our neighbours, and don't want to cause any friction, but to be honest, this noise is beginning to have an impact on our lives. We could go out to get away from it, but I don't really see why we should. After the building of the shed, what else are we going to see spring up in next door's garden? There can't be much more he can build there. He put up a sort of lean-too (for want of a better description) a sort of roofed area at the rear of the house. It seemed to go on for ever being built last year. Now he has his shed and last, constructing a sort of patio out of tiles. It gets worse and worse.