Do you know your neighbours, and if so, do you get along? Meaning, do they say hello, or give a friendly wave now and again. I tried to get to know my new neighbours when they moved in a few years ago. I went over and gave them some Christmas cake and pudding as a welcome to the neighbourhood. Since then nothing, not even a wave or a hello.
I have just received a letter from the council saying my music is too loud. Said letter stated these neighbours have complained. That is the newer ones. I almost died. I'm still walking around shaking my head. This has never happened to me at all. Never. I don't consider my music that loud, and it isn't on between the times when it's not supposed to be.
Said letter states that if it isn't turned down they come out and do a decibel check to see if it's over the limit. If so, I get a fine of $200. Wow. I am still shocked.
I feel as though I'm treading on egg shells now, but a fine or not, I won't be paying it due to principal. Although I don't think the music is over the limit.
Of all the times I could have complained about a peeping Tom, about a dog being bashed, but we had to have proof about the dog. There was also a time when foul language could be heard for hours, up to 4am in the morning, we kept quiet. Poor hubby got no sleep that night.
Said letter even stated that the music is being played when we aren't listening to it. How do they know if I'm listening to my music or not? This is a tad bit scary and makes me nervous. Are they watching my every move? I'm shocked. What are your thoughts? All this on top of trying to recover from major surgery is a little too much at this time.
I want to move, and hopefully soon we can. I don't need people like this around me. People who haven't got the decency to knock on my door, or even leave a letter on my doorstep. (no mailbox. it got stolen) Or even have the decency to wave occasionally.
Have you had a bad neighbour that made your life miserable? Being a writer I naturally spend a bit more time home than usual, especially now. When I'm better from my op, and when the weather picks up perhaps a café would be more suitable, or back to a park or beach to write until we can move.
Okay that's my vent for the week. I'll keep you posted. Thank you.
PS. Perhaps they didn't like my Christmas Cake? lol Ahh, perhaps that's the reason. lol. :)