then I couldn't hear the birds and waterfall....which is one of the
reasons I didn't want to hear the music to begin with. I DID hear a
rumor yesterday that my noisey neighbor MIGHT be moving this
summer...........but then I don't put much stock in rumors and the ones
I really want to come true are usually just that, rumors <G>
oh.........by the way, the last minute question I put on my original
post..............regarding leyland cypress...........seems I am the
culpret, indirectly any way.........I sprayed a product called TREE
GUARD to try to stop the deer from eating what little there was left
that they already hadn't.....now every leyland cypress I had sprayed is
turning light green, the leaves are curling and dry parts are crumbling
to the touch. I couldn't have mixed it incorrectly as the instructions
said to use it right from the $40/gallon container. Arborvitae are all
fine but a blue star juniper is showing the same condition. The side of
the leyland cypresses that faces another neighbor is fine ( I ran out of
TREE GUARD and had to use Hinder on that side.....no damage at all there)
Btw, the deer LOVED the tasted of Tree Guard. I resorted to fencing the
yard in with 7' plastic netting and thus far no more deer have gotten
into the yard.
Thanks for all the responses to my problem with my noisey
neighbor.....most of which I cannot use as someone has to be OUT of Jail
to hybridize the daylilies <BG>. Besides, when I lived in an apartment
for 15 years, i used most of those methods and found one-upmanship
doesn't work, there are always bigger speakers and stupider people to
I am sure something will work out
There is the urban version of shoot shovel and shut up, perhaps a
little creative vandalism is in order although I would consider it a
last resort as you don't want to start a war.
What worked for me was to play the same music delayed a bit. Or in the
case of radio to tune a little off the station and send some noise on
Perhaps deer can be trained to eat speaker wires.
On the topic of deer they will not walk on chicken wire. It goes up
between their toes and they do not like it at all.
You think that's bad....Imagine hearing Mexican polka ALL weekend, sometimes
ALL night, LOL! We have 11 acres and live in the middle of them. On one side
(about 5 acres away from our house) we have Hispanic neighbors that have 7
mobiles homes set up behind their own home. As soon as the weekend hits, you
hear the base boom boom boom of Mexican Polka...ALL DAY LONG! My
solution.....I haul my speakers outside and throw some Pink Floyd on and
turn up the volume as high as it'll go! Usually they get the hint and turn
theirs down a bit:)
If it bothers you too much, get yourself a walkman and some nature tapes:)
I live next to a railroad track. Though it is amazingly loud I
quickly got used to it. However when the neighbors crank their stereo
it drives me crazy. I think it's because the train is just noise while
music has content that demands my minds attention. So the music is a
distraction that interferes with my own thoughts (which might even be
musical). So my opinion of people who are so selfish and self centered
as to play their music so that the neighbors can hear is not
You basicly have 4 choices:
1: put up with it and hope they move soon
2: call the police and report noise pollution, and hope they'll do something
about it. The police are usually reluctant to get involved with that they
percieve as neighboorhood feuds.
3: legal action?
4: fight fire with fire. People who like the beetles, probably don't like
garth brooks. Play that equally loud :)
Oh ok, my fault for not paying attention. If it were me, I would speak to
him one more time, and clearly, firmly, but in a non-hostile way spell out
that he has forced an escalation. Tell him you don't *want* to get the
authorities involved, that you'd much rather come to a mutually agreeable
Having been there and tried that with two former neighbors, I can attest
that it only works if the neighbor IS a reasonable adult.
You can try, but if you have any suspicions about a negative reaction then I
would not personally attempt it. But then, I'm a bit gun shy after my
I don't know what is wrong with people these days. Is it getting worse and
worse? I mean, America and American people seem to be civilized, but in a
barbaric way. Isn't anyone left who actually has respect for others' wishes or
anyone left with a modicum of decency? Boggling.
Well I'm 52, always been fat, so it's rare that I come across people
who *are* decent, mature, and considerate ;-) For the most part
though, there have always been people who are nice, some who are
jerks, obnoxious, and then dangerous. Always have been, always will
be. There are just more people now, and the more crowded together
they get, the worse they behave it seems. They don't talk with one
another except to shout epithets at one another in some ways, and when
they go out on the street, it's like everyone is trying to "get over"
on one another. What I've seen from the current generation .. they're
trying to emulate the ugly inner city world of drug culture and
violence where the life expectancy isn't very long. The (C)RAP craze
just spreads the hate. I guess there is some RAP that isn't 100%
negative, but I've not heard much of it playing whenever I do hear it,
it's not anything nice. LOL
So, nope not a lot of folks who aren't hostile, and since they won't
calm down and talk, just continue to make the USA the most litigious
country around! ;-)
I despise lawyers, so if the OP (Rich?) doesn't go the magistrate route
(which shouldn't require any lawyers per so), and if he's upwind, an
alternative would be to start gardening with chicken shiiiii ... "manure".
But this will pretty much put the ix-nay on any hot bikini girls
celebrating in the area.
That's a shame, really.
I watched my neighbor come home tonight at 6:30. Her husband had been home
since about 4pm. Yet, she had her 4 year old in tow. In other words, that kid
was in daycare since 6:15am this morning, till 6:30pm. I guess it's easier when
they say, "oh, she isn't in daycare, she goes to Montessori.
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