Sunday, April 25, 2010

15 Reasons I Won't Miss Apartment living #8

In yesterday's post, I talked about the cheap workmanship of these buildings.  This is the reason for today's post about listening to our neighbors, whether we want to or not.  There is very little to muffle the noise that comes from the surrounding apartments.  I am sure my neighbors can hear us, because we can hear them.  Constantly.  Upstairs and down.  The difference is, our kids are in bed by 8:30pm, whereas the next door neighbor will put her kids in bed at ten and immediately tromp up the stairs to visit the three male college students.  Within a few minutes, her kids are standing at the door screaming for her.  How do I know?  We can hear EVERYTHING.  Yes, that includes the last downstairs tenants who fought all the time.  Yes, that includes people in the parking lot coming in drunk at 2am.  Yes, sadly, that includes the extracurricular activities of the guys who live upstairs.  We. Can. Hear. Everything.

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Robyn said...

Oh my. I bet that long became "not so entertaining." Especially with your children. Geesh!

Congratulations on your move --- in almost 7 days now! I know you're ready.

And wow, what's up with no weather stripping around the front door? Goodness gracious!

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