I iz sleepin’. I hope. 7


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OMG, I’d totally forgotten how the week before Private Property released, I stopped sleeping.It was my first release, I was entitled to be nervous/excited/scared sh*tless. But this was my second release. It should all be old hat to me now.

Um. Nope. This time I was even more nervous or something. I’ve been going to bed at the regular time but I’d roll around until about 2 or 3 before finally falling asleep. And then I’d be back up at 4:30 or 5 a.m. 3:30 yesterday, 5:05 today. What was keeping me awake? Thoughts that I had this blog post to do or that one, that interview to give, that pile of emails needed answering. I needed to make sure I did … what? I can’t remember? Which is why I couldn’t sleep. What was it that I’d forgotten?

I hope this isn’t indicative of any releases I have from here on in. (If I EVER have another release that is.)

So here I am up at 2:30, almost 22 hours … Oh boy. WARNING WARNING: Leah’s about to RANT: I was just about falling asleep at my desk when I heard yelling upstairs. Gizmo Guy has gotten up and is yelling out the window because our neighbors are partying in their hot tub again. GG NEVER yells. EVER. He just turns inward and gets real quiet. To have him yelling out the window is a first and tells me they’ve pushed him way past his limit.This has been going on for a year and a half now. They are in that damned hot tub during thunderstorms, freezing rain, and snow storms, yakking it up over the noise of the motor. They climb into it when the husband comes home from his shift at 11 p.m. and usually don’t get out until 3 a.m. They put the damned thing right against the fence beneath our bedroom window and the sound carries up because of the water in the tub and the pool directly behind it. For the past 18 months, we have had to sleep with a white noise maker to block out their noise. GG just said that not only did he have the white noise machine going this evening, but also a fan and they still woke him up with their noise. So I might as well stay up until they quiet down. Which on Saturday night meant Sunday at noon. Yes, 12 hours in the frickin’ thing. So even if I head to bed, doesn’t appear I’m going to be getting much sleep anyway.

So if I don’t surface for twenty-four hours, you now know why. I’ve crashed. Either that or GG and I have grabbed a hotel room and abandoned the place, hoping the neighbors will shrivel up into prunes and disappear. Yeah, I don’t hold out much hope for that either.

Okay, I started this post just exhausted, now I’m exhausted and crabby. Not a good end of what should have been a good day.


7 thoughts on “I iz sleepin’. I hope.

  • Shelley Munro

    Oh, man. There’s nothing worse than noisy neighbors. We actually ended up moving when our neighbors became too much for us. 12 hours? It’s a wonder they don’t look like prunes.

    I hope you manage to get some sleep.

  • Dani

    I’m so sorry. I hope when you read this you’ve had some blissful sleep. I take it there aren’t any noise ordinances in your area?

  • Leah Braemel

    We do have noise ordinance laws, though they’re slightly different than some places. Being a GM town where almost everyone’s a shift worker, it’s common that “After-Shift” parties start “after shift” IOW about midnight. Cops don’t worry about ’em too much. Too many to have to chase down, I guess.

    Am I evil for wanting them to get laid off so they have to move? Then again, the next one’s in might be even worse. That happened with our last house – neighbors with yappy dog were replaced with neighbors who brought guitar amps out and cranked them up at 2 a.m. while lighting a bonfire in back yard. All illegal, but you’re still awake while waiting for cops/firemen to arrive.

  • Sue L

    What about throwing buckets of ice on them … or … hang some kind of planter out the window over the tub so it will drop sap or leaves in their pool. *evil*

  • Leah Braemel

    we’ve been discussing various options:

    1. fertilizing back yard every weekend with particularly odiferous fertilizer. Except that would hurt us.

    2. encouraging a skunk to live in our back yard – they have dogs. *rubs hands in delight8

    3. finding some way to put oils or soaps in water that destroys engine. (Actually they did this themselves and it was down for a week. They bought a new engine. But it was a lovely quiet week.)

    Thing is we won’t do anything because we’re too nice. And too passive. Need to get aggressive, I guess.

  • Sue L

    I suppose that peeing out the window onto their heads is right out. … *sigh*

    …..still thinking…. …just trying to help, you know….

  • Leah Braemel

    Well, they were in it again an hour ago, but it’s quiet now thankfully.

    Sue, LOL. Gizmo Guy says “I haven’t got the pressure any more, unfortunately.”

    But considering they sit in the danged thing while it’s raining or thundering even turning on a sprinkler wouldn’t do it. That’s why your suggestion might be more of a motivator.

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