Discussion in 'Teacher Time Out' started by Unetheladyteacher, Jan 5, 2019.
Jan 8, 2019
This is a non-issue.
This is great advice to follow!
Jan 13, 2019
I could live without fireworks simply because my dogs freak out. Wishing they would disappear does me no good, so I try to sleep through them by imagining money going up in smoke, never to be seen again. I try to get the dogs in as soon as I hear the first ones going off. Hubby hates them, but since his hearing is less than perfect, he can often sleep through them. The midnight ones are a little more annoying, but at least it isn't gun shots, so I am grateful for the distinction. I don't care about leaves, people's parties, or people who build at night. My neighbors are routine - some loud, some nice, but mostly just OK. Hope they say the same about us.
I don't know the neighbors to the right (across an alley)
. The neighbor straight across doesn't ever do anything loud, etc. I have talked to her a few ties, once when my car was broken into to warn her and a couple of times when I went out of town for an extended time, just in case she sees something suspicious or my dogs get out, etc.
The neighbors to the left, across a main street (i'm on a corner) are more interesting, there are at least 10 people living there. I have hired them once to mow my lawn and one of the teenage kids to clean up my backyard. Major gang affiliation with the whole family, the kid's face (who cleaned my back yard) is fully covered with tattoos, but I don't judge and he was very sweet
Also once when my daughter and I were in Reno for 3 days my younger German shepherd got out, they got and kept her until we came back. I was very happy, in return I gave them some fresh rabbit meat I had just hunted lol.
They sometimes have some loud music and chatter going into the 2 am, but only once in a while and it's during the weekend so I forgive them.
And not too long ago when I was gone for the weekend, my garage door someone opened (this happens sometimes) and the neighbors of these neighbors called the cops because they were so concerned. Nothing was missing.
This small city has very high poverty and very high crime rate, so it's good to be nice to the neighbors, you never know when you'll need them, but not too nice or trusting because you never know who they really are.
Jan 14, 2019
I could not live there. Hell to the no.
Well this thread sure is solidifying my desire to never move! Our neighbors are amazing. When you have a big life event (moving, getting married, having a baby, etc...), we have two neighbors who always bring over food, gifts, etc... they're very friendly and always helpful if needed. I needed a bucket of water at 9:30 one night and my neighbor didn't even bat an eye at me. They keep to themselves though and aren't nosey at all. We had a new baby and our neighbor raked our yard for us unexpectedly. We also have a neighbor who will snow blow your driveway for you all winter for $10. Like $10 for the whole season. He's one of my favorites LOL.
Our one neighbor is kind of weird. They were mad when we tore down a dying tree. It was cracking our foundation and ruining their driveway, so you'd think he'd have been more okay with it. He's the same one though who said "wow better cut the lawn huh" on the day we literally closed on the house. It was 5:30 at night too. We had it done the next day.
We also have a breakfast every summer one neighbor hosts and luminaries on Christmas Eve.
Mostly though I'm super grateful for our neighbors. We live in the city and our lots are the size of postage stamps, so having good neighbors is vital!
True! Words to live by.
It's not the end of the world. My rent is easily 1/2 or 1/3 of what I would pay in San Diego and we're not talking about the best part of town, but my pay is not any less. Break ins can happen anywhere. It happened to me, here, and it was awful, but could have happened in a nice town. So now I have 2 German Shepherds, cameras and a shotgun under my bed just in case they come when I'm home lol
That sounds rather like the small town I used to live in, minus the gang affiliations. The town was very poor, there was lots of property crime because of it, and yet the neighbors were super sweet. Mostly couples and families, and they helped out whenever they could. They were so friendly. I miss living there. Don't think I could live near a gang, though.
It is nice to trust your neighors, but not too much because they could turn around and do stuff you never expected. For example, I used to live down the street from people who proudly displayed several flags, amongst them a Confederate flag, in their truck's flatbed. They were super helpful, always said hello, but I was always afraid that if they figured out I was Iranian, the relationship would take a negative turn. That is why I help out when necessary, to build good will, but otherwise, unless the neighbor is excellent, I don't really hang out with my neighbors. Not opposed to inviting neighbors over, but I have yet to meet any I have felt comfortable enough to invite over.
Jan 17, 2019
My neighbors are very loud and tidy people they throw garbage and scandal at night...
What does it mean to “scandal at night”?
Jan 18, 2019
One thing my husband says that my neighbor does is bringing out her garbage with too little clothes on (even in winter). She doesn't leave much to the imagination (and not in a good way).
I bet your hubby is glad that he has a good head on a functional neck that allows for an expedient head swivel!
Jan 21, 2019
Things I hate:
1. My downstairs neighbor smokes like a chimney. In the apartment. I haven't reported them yet because they think walking to the bathroom at night is too noisy and starting pounding on the ceiling. I'm biding my time until they lodge a complaint about noise to pull out my spreadsheet of over 500 incidences in the past six months were the smell of smoke was wafting into my apartment.
1a. People sometimes have arguments in the parking lot. Last night at 3 a.m. for example. People were shouting the 'f' bomb so many times and so loudly and speaking in such angry voices I thought I was going to hear a gun go off. That happens from time to time.
1b. Probably my biggest annoyance: NEIGHBORS WHO STILL HAVE THEIR CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS UP. IT'S BEEN A MONTH! TAKE THAT DOWN!
Things I love:
2. My complex has a quasi-neighborhood watch. Mostly looking for porch pirates. They've gotten a few arrested by taking pictures and writing down license plates.
2a. It's a safe enough complex during the day that free-range kids roam the complex, the playground, and a private park shared by about four complexes in the area. I think that's good for kids.
2b. I have a few neighbors who know I'm a female living alone and they really keep an eye out on me. They'll text me at night to make sure I'm okay and let me know they're keeping an eye on my apartment door, just to have an extra layer of safety.
Feb 13, 2019 at 10:39 AM
Since it's just about neighbors we're talking about here, I honestly have ZERO complaints here at the apt complex where I've lived for 6.5 yrs. Actually, I've had no issues w/ any neighbors the entire time I've been living here & I thank God for that!
We all keep to ourselves other than the occasional saying HI if we pass each other. No one loiters around outside for nothing. If anyone's outside, it's for a purpose. It's because we're walking to & from our cars, moving, & that kind of thing.
I assume this is rare because I'm sure there are horror stories out there. This is the 1st apt I've ever lived in & other than the high rent that happens every single year despite negotiating, I quite love it here.
Feb 13, 2019 at 11:55 AM
Speaking of neighbors, my neighbor who smokes is also really hilarious. He has the worst singing voice, but he puts on the best music and just belts it at the top of his lungs (usually all day, if he is home). The music is really good, too, so it brings a smile to my face. I love it when someone has confidence in themselves like that.
Feb 13, 2019 at 9:23 PM
We had another house fire on my road. That is nine since I moved here. Three of them are right in a row.
They really need to figure out who is starting them. It makes me nervous. One of the neighbors is an arsonist.
Feb 13, 2019 at 9:55 PM
That’s horrible! Do you have a security system? If not, it’s time for one.
I hope the person is caught.
Feb 14, 2019 at 6:31 AM
My neighbor has been doing something really annoying! She's ordering Domino's pizza to be delivered and every time I see the darn pizza car in her driveway I want pizza!!! They also get other deliveries from restaurants ALL THE TIME. Drives me nuts since usually I'm watching from my kitchen window while cooking something healthy and not as yummy as her take out. LOL Maybe if I go over there to borrow something she'll offer me a slice??
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