Wednesday, May 04, 2011

The New Neighbours

UGH! They only moved in on Sunday and already I have had enough of them! I have never even seen them!

Sunday afternoon a truck pulled up and they unloading began. To say that I hadn’t seen them might be wrong. There were six guys unloading the truck so one of them might be living there.

I went out and when I returned they were still unloading and that is when I saw them unloading a drum set, guitar and amp…sigh. Later that evening we were getting ready for bed and they were in their backyard clanging beer bottles. There were lots of beer bottles and lots of clanging. As I crawled into bed, I had to get up and close the window as I didn’t know how much longer that was going to go on for.

On Monday when I got home from work, their car was not there but I found out that apparently they have a dog. I know this because the dog barked continually for 2 ½ hours until they came home. By continually, I mean continually. After the owners came home, again I didn’t see them, but their car was there, and the barking stopped.

Tuesday I came home to a whining dog. Non stop whining dog. The dog continued to whine all evening and into the night. At 10:00 when I went to bed, the dog was still whining. I couldn’t relax. I had trouble falling asleep. The poor dog had been there all night whining and nobody had been there for it.

The owners did arrive home about 11:00. How do I know this if I was sleeping?? Well they felt the need to ensure their car was locked by pressing the ‘lock’ button multiple times so that with each press came a piercing beep.

There were at least two people in the car because they were loudly talking and laughing as they walked from the car to the house.

Finally I fell back to sleep – no easy feat for me.

At 3:30am, my nose was assaulted by the strong smell of smoke. They were outside their unit smoking and the smoke was coming directly into our room. Out of bed to close the window – none to quietly!

Again trouble getting back to sleep.

Lets see what today brings...


Catherine said...

UGH!! Cannot stand inconsiderate neighbours!! So sorry you're having to put up with this...especially the barking dog. That gets old really quickly. If it continues can you contact anyone with the city to raise your concern?

Two Kayaks said...

Start recording the time of day and duration of the barking. This will help if you ever have to call animal control. We had to do this and it will save you a step in the process. The law is the law. NO dog can bark at ANY time of the day continuously.
Also, approach them and tell them about it. Let them know that it is bothering you. If they've just moved in, they may be more likely to nip it in the bud.

D and S said...

Sorry you have to deal with that. As a dog owner I can tell you that's one of my biggest concerns is how much noise Jinx makes. One of the reasons we take her to daycare when we're not home is so she doesn't make noise. Another thing we do is kennel in a kennel we have at home for short periods at a time. They could do that too.

Sounds like your neighbours are as inconsiderate as ours. I do feel your pain.

Anonymous said...

Oh I hate bad neighbors! I feel bad that you have to go through it. Maybe in time they will calm down. Hopefully if not there is something someone can do for you.