Annoying things people/your neighbors do

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  1. SpecialPreskoo

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    The druggie in the alley house behind us roam the streets at 2am.

    I think they just got evicted. Goofy deputy left it on our house. LOL We aren't them. We own.
     
  2. Ima Teacher

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    No. We don’t. We thought about it, but never have. I’ve been here almost 20 years.

    Some of the houses were vacant. Others weren’t, but the owners weren’t home.
     
  3. teacherintexas

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    We have cameras that send notices of video clips to our phones, so we can monitor our house when we’re away. We didn’t want a monthly fee so we got a user monitored system. I’ve used the live view when I’m home alone or when we are at our other house.

    We live in a (so far) very safe area, but the cameras do give me some piece of mind.
     
  4. Ima Teacher

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    We want to get some cameras. DH had a system with a monthly fee at his old house, and he seemed to like it. I’ve never had one here, and when he moved in we did a lot of remodeling and didn’t think to install a system. One of our garages is detached and there is a storage building on the back of our property. It is hard to see them from the house, so cameras would be nice.
     
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    If you can believe the ads, there are several systems on the market that are supposed to be very simple and economical to install. If Geico hadn't claimed "So simple a cave man can do it", the current systems that are being advertised would have loved to steal that ad line. I think Simplify is one of them.
     
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  6. TeacherNY

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    My husband has several cameras set up around the outside of our house. He can view them on his computer or phone I believe. Even at work. I can get the name of the company.
     
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    I installed ours and I’m not at all handy.

    At all.
     
  8. creativemonster

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    Annoying is such a soft word for the loud bass throbbing torture our next door - right next door neighbors - inflict on us ever so constantly. They own, so they are here until we can move. That has to wait until we can move away from my school district as area is expensive, and getting more so. Nobody else in neighborhood seems to mind our party happy neighbors, although some have said they feel bad for us. (The speakers seem to be turned directly into our home) Can you hear it? It's going on as I write this and will continue all day, all night, and go until about 3 a.m. ...as usual.

    On our other side are neighbors who are kind, sweet, and amazing neighbors.

    Could we have it worse - of course. But man, seriously people, if you live 2 inches from other humans, keep your volume down. This isn't rocket science. Grrrrr!

    And it sounds weird, but it does help to hear other people have the same issues. It feels very lonely when I'm trying to live my life through this this other family's beat.
     
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    sorry - hadn't realized that I have already complained in this thread! Can't think when head rattling!
     
  10. vickilyn

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    Just curious - are there statutes about decibel levels in your municipality? Many/most do have restrictions on how loud individuals can be. If I found out that I could use the law to my advantage, I would go for it. Own or rent, laws are still laws. I would hope that paying the fines they would earn would encourage them to find a solution that you could both live with. Just a suggestion. A once in a blue moon party is one thing. A party without respite is something entirely different. Best of luck.
     
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    There probably are - I have been hesitant to call police on them - as things can always get worse. But I usually call after 11 pm. To be fair, they are usually only loud on weekends, but it is such a regular occurrence that I suspect they are hosting these parties for money. The problem is that after 11 the police are usually busy in my area with more important matters. Funny, I realize as I write all of this that I am counting years until retirement not because of my job, but because I am really (really) looking forward to leaving this area, and it's mostly just this one family. (although there are other sound issues) My fantasy retirement would be the middle of nowhere, with great mass-transit to healthy groceries! I know it's silly, but there you have it! And oh yes, for things I love - my area has very good mass transit!
     
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    Anyone want an old teal Thunderbird or an old yellow Mercedes? Former neighbor bought them, parked them on the vacant lot next to me, and left them there. He was an old car guy. He had a Model T and three vintage Corvettes. Then he moved. Then his house burned. Cars. Still there.

    I have yet to lay eyes on the owner of the vacant lot, and I’ve lived here almost 20 years. Someone tore down an abandoned house a couple of years after I moved in. I mow part of it just to make my yard square (I have a wonky lot shape.) and other neighbor grows a garden on part of it. I’d totally buy part of it. Other neighbor tried, and was told it wasn’t for sale. Oh, well . . .

    So . . . anyone want to come take these cars?
     
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    My gosh all of these stories are making think there is a novel (or two) in all of this. perhaps it is a collection of short stories. When I get to that magic plan of retirement (a decade from now give or take) I hope I have the energy to try to write. This thread had fed my imagination. Especially the cars - what gets someone to abandon land? Story there!
     
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    All of neighbors are sweet, but one guy is a pianist o_O plays piano daily, about 3-4 hours
     
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    I have neighbors who often leave their dogs outside for HOURS and they're yappy little things that don't stop barking. It was really frustrating when they'd get let out from 10pm-8am. It started to interfere with my family's sleep and general comfort in the home because it was very frustrating.
    We ended up writing a note explaining and nicely asking them to be more considerate and they actually listened which makes it both an annoying but also really nice!
     
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    Honestly, most people do not consider how their actions affect others until it's pointed out to them.
     
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    How about co-workers who "help" themselves to things in your room without asking and never return them.
     
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    Unbelievable. I’m sorry you work with fools.
     
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    Can you lock your classroom door? That would irk me!
     
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    Doesn't matter when administration and janitors have keys!
     
  21. SpecialPreskoo

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    Well that sure is crappy!
     
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    I hate when neighbors are partying too much,...
     
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    Well I hate it when my neighbors cook some really strong smelling food. Sometimes on Sundays, it gets to the point where it permeates throughout the whole building for the whole week. I realize, that their background is different, and we are all different, so I try to be understanding.

    What I like about my neighbors is the fact they are quiet and, it’s a nice building. So far, no apparent drama with kids. No fighting over parking spaces. Sometimes I go a whole weekend without seeing anyone.
     
  24. Unetheladyteacher

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    My neighbors have been mostly awesome. They mostly say hello or talk to me when they see me in the building. I have noticed the type of neighbor I am getting is changing. This is a very new apartment complex that only started renting last April or May, and they are raising everyone's rent every time someone's lease comes up for renewal. I used to have a lot of younger, single professionals in the building and now we are getting more couples or families moving in. I myself am also thinking of moving if I have enough time to do so.

    My current neighbor loves to make loud sounds at like nineish at night. It sounds like he is practicing his boxing and hitting a punching bag. He also has loud parties at random times during the week. They used to be exclusively on the weekends, but now that summer is here, some have happened during the week as well. They generally start after 11 pm and go until at least 3 or 4 am. I can sleep through them, but every guest I have ever had has complained about him.
     
  25. Ima Teacher

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    I couldn’t stand being that close to neighbors. Some days I feel like my neighbor’s are too close, and we are not sharing parking spaces, walls, or property. I don’t want to know what they listen to, what they are eating, or when they are entertaining.
     
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    Exactly! That is why I own my own house. Now that the trees have leaves, I can’t even see my neighbors houses. They are nice people, but I do enjoy the privacy. I can’t imagine being able to smell what the neighbors are cooking!
     

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