Monday, April 21, 2008

We've become those neighbors

If you ask me it's pretty darn good being my neighbor. If I see you outside I'll wave or toss you a quick hello;I'm not instrusive, merely friendly. I try and keep my yard fairly neat and tidy,I'd never let my dog do his bidness on your lawn and I don't throw wild parties that last until the ass crack of dawn. I pride myself on being the neighbor everyone wants to live next to.

Well that was until this past weekend. Remember this thing ? Well,it's been sitting in the garage in its usual state of disrepair. Only hubby got a wild hair and started tinkering with it on Saturday . And let me tell you this fucker is lo-oud. Think regular engine revving. Then multiply that by, oh say, seventy and then you'll understand what it sounds like when running. Sadly, there isn't anywhere in my house that I can escape the noise. My son, who'd been outside "helping" his dad, came running inside like he'd seen the boogeyman the first time the hubby started it.

It's just loud. Oh and did I mention how loud it is ?

So yeah, um when on Saturday after buying a water pump it wouldn't run continuously a frustrated hubby gave up but was back at it on Sunday. When he finally got it running he took it for a spin in our neighborhood but not before burning out upon his departure.

I can only imagine the neighborhood meetings they are now having about us. Why, I fully expect to see some not so nice letter on my doorstep when I arrive home today.

Dear WM,

It's been a pleasure living near you but all good things must come to an end. Please never ever, ever run that "vehicle" again. If you do please see that you do it in another neighborhood.

Signed,
Your no longer patient neighbors

P.S- if you missed our subtle hint if we even hear one engine revving in the future. we'll put your house up for sale ourselves.


Yes, I can see it now. *sigh*

Anybody know of a great location that will take the WM family ? Oh and before you speak up, just remember the family includes a hunk of junk volkswagon well maintained albeit slightly noisy souped up VW.

16 comments:

mommastantrum said...

Our neighborhood will take you. Even though something that loud would violate the HOA policies and procedures, everyone around here has loud vehicles, is working on them and what have you. But the houses are beautiful, and MOST of the neighbors are nice. Heck one of the house a couple doors down is for sale...you could move in any day and we could have cocktails for dinner!!

moosh in indy. said...

So will mine. But I live in a questionable area. In fact at this very moment there is a weed eater and a "souped up" Caddy revving right outside my window. At 8:30 pm.

Ann(ie) said...

I live in snootyville and sometimes tattletaleville. And it's annoying. Plus, it's Renton for God's sake. Get a life. Can I live by you and momma's tantrum????? I wanna have cocktails for dinner!!!!!

CDP said...

We'll take you, but if you want to stay put, maybe you need to try to recruit someone really annoying, so your VW will look pretty good by comparison.

Candace said...

aw. I kinda have a little somethin' somethin' for VW's myself! Send it here.

jennifer said...

"Your kind" would do just fine back in my old neighborhood. My new neighbors are less into noise making machinery and more into gawdy landscaping.

slackermommy said...

At least you have a sense of humor about it. Too bad your neighbors don't.

Not Afraid to Use It said...

Ha! Take pride in being one of "those" neighbors. Somehow I visualize you thumbing your nose at those kind of HOA rules anyway. I know people have thought of us that way before. I don't think our new neighbors have caught on yet. We've only been in our new place a month. We'll see how long we can keep up the charade.

tricki_nicki said...

All I know is that you can't move here. My neighborhood is filled with SILENT Indians. They are the quietest people I've ever met - I think I'm probably the loudest they've ever met.

So maybe when you find the loud neighborhood let me know so I can move and my neighbors can get some peace and quiet too!

Virtualsprite said...

Ah, yes... I remember these days. My dad was a mechanic - may he rest in peace - and he had several race cars and truck pullers and tractors and other sundry toys that rattled the neighbor's windows when he started them up.

But they called the police. We got to be on a first name basis with the cops.

Which is probably why he moved us out to the country first chance he got. No neighbors = no complaints about noise.

Ah, well... I say it's all good till the cops come knocking. But I do share your pain.

Lollie said...

No matter how much I love you, you may not come to Florida and live next to me with the hunk o junk.

I divorced Oakland, California for that exact reason (well, that and a divorce, a massive career change, and a mental breakdown).

So, yeah. No.

Alex Elliot said...

Hmmm...well of course it would be great is you moved here, but how about a few streets down so I can't hear the noise :)

Brillig said...

Hahahaha. So... I'm not sure if you said this or not, but is it loud? :-D I'm so sorry. I hope that your neighbors will be patient with you--- or get their own loud vehicles so that everything's "even" or something. Yeah... that's it. Just encourage all your neighbors to buy noisy toys.

Worker Mommy said...

Nice idea, Brill...I hadn't thought of that.

Suze's Sass said...

Our neighborhood will take you. Seems like the neighbors set up their "grown kids" in the backyard in a motor home.

cathouse teri said...

Without exception, when I am out driving and hear a sudden sound like my car is falling apart, I panic... then look over... and see it's just a VW beetle passing by.