Yesterday I chose not to go to the pool and stay home and cook. I wanted to get some freezer meals done so I have more choices when I don’t feel like cooking. So first I used my last #10 can of tomatoes and cooked up some ground beef and made a meat sauce for lasagnas. Then I used the other half of the can for sauce in the cheese lasagnas. I had decided to buy the freezer containers from amazon.
I started out making 2 cheese lasagnas, 2 meat lasagnas , and 1 cheese enchilada tray.
This week I’m in the bathroom zone. At Ikea I bought a round mirror to replace the one we’ve had in there for 25 years. I checked prices on Amazon and Ikea had the best price for this type of mirror.
Today we are doing a little painting in the laundry room. The window is in and there is still the new subfloor to put down.
We had an unfortunate negative run in with our neighbor that we want the fence built to block out his garage. So he seems to not have a job but works on old cars, that’s fine. He is often grinding or doing something making noise but it’s tolerable. Well, yesterday starting at 8 am he started air blasting an old truck. the noise was at 85 decibels which, if you look it up, is VERY loud. So I said, let’s just give him the benefit of the doubt and let it go till noon. Well, noon came and went and so the noise kept going Then he had 2 people show up doing other blasting things. I really was losing it by 4pm. So I said ok let’s wait till 5. At 5:15 I walked over to the fence behind the barn. One of the men came over and I said “you cannot be running industrial machinery all day in a residential area. I’d like to talk to the owner. He had his back to me and turned around and said ‘call the police’. I said that’s what I don’t want to do. He turned his back to me and ignored me. the other guy says, this is almost over and I said, regardless you cannot have industrial level noise in a neighborhood and it’s the owners responsibility. I was livid to say the least. I’m thinking what is with this guy. We’ve never had any encounters with him ever and he deals with me that way. So my daughter checked and we can file a noise complaint online. I really don’t want to do that but I will if it happens again. I hate conflict and am NOT good at dealing with these things really. But I will call the sheriff if it goes on again for that long.
What would you have done? and why do you think he was so belligerent to me.?
4 thoughts on “Simple Sunday”
Some folks are just rude but, unfortunately, the stress of the past 18 months of Covid has ramped up nasty interactions it seems. Not where I live, fortunately (but it’s a tiny unique place), but I see the nastiness and intolerance in the news every day and it’s appalling.
We have renters next door (and the landlord is useless. We have started calling police and fire for his activities. I am over it. I have paid property taxes here for over 40 years and I am not putting up with him.
First off, if it were me, I would want to stomp over there yelling. I can’t stand rude inconsiderate neighbors. But I think the best thing would have been to talk to him nicely first and if that doesn’t work then call the police. Hope this gets straighten out soon for you.
Try “The Benjamin Franklin Effect ‘ approach first.