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Old 06-05-2014, 06:44 PM   #31
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When I read your post the first thing that happened was that THIS song started up in my mind:



If you've heard of Christine Lavin you'll know how funny this will be. If you haven't had the pleasure of "meeting" her, give a listen. She composes folk-style songs. The original version of "Wind Chimes" was about her one and only vacation to Hawaii. This version is a tribute tweak for a fellow folk singer who is hanging up her guitar and quitting touring. As you listen to the song keep in mind that every time you hear wind chimes in the background she is hanging them off of her guitar...strap, head, anywhere she can. Live, she's a hoot! I've seen her in concert twice, and I would go again.
I missed this somehow but just listened to it and I loved it! Laughed out loud! Thanks, CG.
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Old 06-06-2014, 07:24 AM   #32
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Ever since the kids were really small, I have had Christmas bells hanging on the doorknob. I love the sound of soft small wind chimes.
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Old 06-07-2014, 08:28 AM   #33
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Our neighbors have wind chimes and my husband HATES to hear them when he's sitting out on the porch. There is also a guy up the street who has recently been playing bag-pipe music. DH said he feels like he's at a funeral. On the other hand, when he is BLASTING his doo wop music, he is certain that all the neighbors come out on their porches just to listen to it! Never enters his mind that he might be bothering someone.
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Old 06-07-2014, 08:51 AM   #34
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Ever since the kids were really small, I have had Christmas bells hanging on the doorknob. I love the sound of soft small wind chimes.
I have a string of sleigh bells on my door knob, it's my burglar alarm!
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Old 06-07-2014, 11:24 AM   #35
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I have bells on both doors, they were my sleepwalking alarm when I was taking Ambien...they are so nice we left them. I no longer sleepwalk.
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Old 06-07-2014, 11:42 AM   #36
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I have a string of sleigh bells on my door knob, it's my burglar alarm!
Let's hope any burglers cooperate and use the front door.
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Old 06-07-2014, 02:36 PM   #37
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My nearest neighbor is 1/3 of a mile away as the crow flies.

Any noise my neighbors make is low db. and not to often.

That's why I moved to the country in the first place. I can make as much noise as I want to and they can do what ever they want.

My biggest problem is that one neighbor seems to think he owns part of the public right of way and has attempted to block it off with logs and metal posts.

The fire department made him move the logs and someone pulled up the metal posts.

Why are some people just a PIA to live next to?

Perhaps I just need to move farther away from civilization.
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Old 06-07-2014, 02:48 PM   #38
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We are lucky that we live in a neighborhood of mostly retirees and no one is interested in making a lot of noise. No loud parties, etc. The thing to do when you want to have a loud party is to make sure the neighbors are invited. Then they don't usually complain.
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Old 06-07-2014, 06:33 PM   #39
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Ever have a Mariachi band wake you at 3:00 AM or try to deal with a belligerent, stupid drunk neighbor? Call the police and the neighbor has no clue who called them.
The sequel to my original post is that I noticed dumpsters and activity next door the other day. As the tenants wouldn't even put their garbage bags in the bins I thought this was interesting so went to introduce myself in "good neighbour" mode. Turns out the tenants did a moonlight flit and the property was sold quickly in a private arrangement. They seem a nice couple and they are doing a lot of ripping out. It seems the tenants did a lot of damage so the new people have their work cut out. A shame because the last owners but one had done a lot of work and made it beautiful.

The other thing I don't think I mentioned before is that the tenants used to have a lot of visitors at odd times of the day and night who only stayed for 10-15 minutes. Didn't take much hard thought to work out what was going on! This is a VERY respectable "village-y" area with a largely, umm, mature population who wouldn't spot a dealer if they fell over him but I used to live in quite an "interesting" area (that is "interesting" as in "may you live in interesting times" ! ) so had come across the breed before! The police had started to show an interest so it may be that the tenants thought discretion was the better part of valour. Anyway, peace has broken out.
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Old 06-07-2014, 06:39 PM   #40
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We are lucky that we live in a neighborhood of mostly retirees and no one is interested in making a lot of noise. No loud parties, etc. The thing to do when you want to have a loud party is to make sure the neighbors are invited. Then they don't usually complain.
That's my philosophy. The ones who accept the invitation are enjoying themselves and those who decline aren't in a position to complain as it's their fault they aren't helping to make it!
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