Would you complain?

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  1. Ima Teacher

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    Maybe they need carpeting, or maybe you could try better picture hooks. It's pretty hard to knock down a well-secured picture. You could, of course, mention something to the landlord. But if all they are doing is walking around, then I'm not sure what else could be done other than move you somewhere else. I'd sure hate to think that I had to sneak around my own home because I walked too loud.
     
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    Ima...that's the whole point...the pictures are up with very good hooks. It goes beyond "normal". The floors are carpeted, and as I've said before, my downstairs neighbors don't have these problems with me...and I've got three young boys running around, wrestling and jumping off mattress slides. I also didn't have this problem with the people before them, and if they guy who lived there before weighed less than 300lbs I'd be suprised. That's the point where it gets excessive. Like I said, I'm going to talk to my landlord tomorrow. Hopefully its a case of they're really unaware of just how much of an effect they're having.

    Basically, I've come to the conclusion that just like I have to make adjustments, so should they. We live in an apartment building. Yes, I have to live with "normal" noise. Yes, I make certain, that after around 10pm I'm careful with the noise I make. In other words, I'm not asking anything more of them than I expect of myself.

    I think too many people are reading this as "normal" apartment living noise. It's most definitely NOT normal.
     
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    Let us know how it goes, mm!
     
  4. Ima Teacher

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    Sorry . . . just trying to help. :(

    When we had a roof put on our house, the only things that fell off the wall were the pictures that weren't up with regular picture hooks.

    I've also never lived in an apartment, so I was just thinking of ideas. I only read your first post and none of the others.
     
  5. mmswm

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    sorry, Ima...I just sort of got defensive there :(

    If you read the rest of it, you'll see that its WAY more than normal stuff...and yes, the pictures are up with hooks, not nails. I've got three crazy boys, if I didn't have them up with good hooks, my own boys would knock them down :).

    Anyway, thanks for trying to help :)
     
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    Good for you for doing something about it! Let us know how it goes. I'm curious now lol
     
  7. TiffanyL

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    So what exactly are they doing up there? They couldn't just be walking. From what you describe, your boys are much more rambunctious than just average walkers yet are not causing items to fall off of the wall.

    So, what are these people doing? Are they jumping up and down, wrestling, jogging in place?
     
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    Tiffany, I don't know. It SEEMS from the general motion, that they could be "just" walking around. Maybe they're wearing heavy boots? If it wasn't in my lease to not "confront" them, I'd goo up with a couple beers and say, I bet you don't realize this, but....

    And I'm going to say exactly that to the landlord. I'm really hoping that it's like a lot of others have described, when they're doing something, or a neigbhor is doing something, and the offending party really doesn't have a a clue until it's pointed out to them. I've got to drop off the rent check in the morning, so I'll let you guys know what happens after that.
     
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    ...waiting to hear.
     
  10. mmswm

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    Geesh...I just got home from work!

    Anyway, I talked to the manager this morning. She agreed that what I'm describing goes beyond normal. She's going to talk to them. Like me, she hopes they just don't realize what's really happening. We'll see if there are any changes.
     
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    Some of us have no life, and have to find our excitment where we can.
     
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    Come spend a week hanging out with me. You'll be glad for your boring life.
     
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    I am glad my life is boring. After all the kids and grandkids leave from a visit, my husband and I look at each other, and sigh, "we love our boring life."
     
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    I hope things improve, keep us posted!
     

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