10 July 2008

You take the good you take the bad

I have been so lucky with neighbors for the past 2 1/2 years.

Jay in the front house mows my lawn. Nice neighbor John got me drunk as often as I would let him until he passed away, and recently a lovely couple has moved into his house. The lady across the street gave me Halloween candy when I ran out, and those Navy pilots in the cute white house are pretty easy on the eyes.

I fear my luck has run out, though. The house behind me has become the Young Adult Party House.

You know the place - you probably had one. When you still live at home but your that first friend gets the crappy rental and everyone converges over there and doesn't give a crap because, hey, they don't live there and they have never lived anywhere or had to get up for work early because their mall jobs don't start until the stores open at 10 a.m.

The place where you stand around the driveway and drink and listen to the huge car stereo pumping with the doors open and yell at each other because everyone is drunk and talking at the same time.

Yeah, that house. Shoot me now.

18 comments:

Bri said...

Can you call the cops on a noise compliant? I finally had to call the landlord on the crazy ghetto neighbors who had screaming fights at 5am and that seemed to work. But when I lived in a big apartment complex, there was a party apartment(frat boys I think) the cops showed up pretty regularly to break up the parties. Heck couldn't hurt.

Assertagirl said...

Ugh, oh no.

Our neighbours in the house behind us have had some pretty rockin' hot tub parties in previous summers, but so far this year they've behaved themselves. Hopefully these kids will run out of rent money soon.

super des said...

Those are my neighbors too. I'm friends with them, but they have almost gotten kicked out because the 16 year olds (wtf?) that come over don't care. I don't visit them on those nights.

Maggie said...

Oh god.

We have neighbors next door whose teenagers would party it up till 4 am during the summer months. We bought earplugs - our window pretty much flanks their yard. But this year, no parties. Their teenage daughter seems to have a job - hmmm.

flurrious said...

I hate the drunken partying more than the quiet nudity. Although one does tend to lead to the other.

lizgwiz said...

The only thing worse is when the "first rental house" neighbors also have toddlers, and a backyard FULL of playground equipment.

claire said...

oh, yeah. man do i miss those days...

but of course, living next to that is really obnoxious. ugh.

claire said...

Oh, and now i have the theme song to the Facts of Life running through my head.

Thankyouverymuch.

MsLittlePea said...

Oh I feel sorry for you Suebob. I'm lucky most of my neighbors are snowbirds or senior citizens so my neighborhood is blissfully peaceful for the most part. Well except for the guy on the first floor who's motorcycle is the loudest on Earth. I would feel no guilt calling the cops if I were you....

Minnesota Matron said...

Ugh. SO SORRY! The Matron and her husband recently became the landed gentry, huh, property owners and we waited one extra month in order to find a middle-aged man, post divorce with QUIET and good credit history. May they move soon. Call the owner!

mar said...

sorry you're suffering the bad neighbor curse. my inconsiderately loud neighbor (yelling along to journey at 3am? vacumming no less than 12 times on a weekend? letting the tiny dog scamper around for 2 hours back & forth until well passt midnight?) is gone at the end of the month. and my landlord promised me that he wouldn't let anyone else like that move in. (i'm horrified that he meant no puerto ricans, but i don't care who he means as long as they're not noisy.)

thailandchani said...

Oh, yes! I've lived near a few of those places and currently have a neighbor who works on his car with the doors hanging open and the car stereo blasting. After two hours of that (*&^ bass thumping and rattling my windows, I'm ready to tear his head off.

Sparkliesunshine said...

Sounds like your going to have a great summer!

KiKi said...

AAAAARGH. Been there, done that. Called police. That's all i can think to add.

Blog Antagonist said...

Oh God. You have my complete and utter sympathy.

The house across the street from ours is a rental. The HOA no longer allows rentals, but those that were rentals before the new covenants went into effect are allowed to continue renting.

Recently, the inhabitants, a nice couple with a son the same age as my oldest, purchased a home and moved out.

This is the third time the house has changed hands in twelve years, and each and every time I dread the appearance of the new renters. I know that one day our luck will run out, and that house will become the young twenty something party house.

When that happens, I will defect from this neighborhood.

soupisnotafingerfood said...

THAT house? Wouldn't know anything about it. (heh.)

Swistle said...

Oh, noooooooooooo!

Project Christopher said...

a few well placed calls to 311 should do the job! hang in there!

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