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Old 09-21-2013, 02:36 PM   #5421
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Leaf Blowers. You're right GG. And it seems like every danged homeowner but us has a lawn tractor big enough to cut a freakin' football field...and our lots are 1/2 acre AND heavily wooded. The guy across the street has a huge mower and fires it up every Saturday before 9:00 AM - whether the grass is growing or not. A few (jerks) clear-cut their lots, but many of us left what the builder didn't cut. Bless Himself and his crabbing about doing housework, he still walks behind our self-propelled mower.
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Old 09-21-2013, 03:45 PM   #5422
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Hate running errands on a Saturday. It's chilly so I got up before sunrise to make a raw apple cake and throw a pork roast in the crock. Spent 3 hours looking for an au gratin recipe that isn't gooey gloppy and overdone. I am on an au gratin mission... Oops, I digress. Anyhow, my hubby created a list of errands for me. I want to read, cook, drink coffee and lounge in my housecoat. Now, I need to to dress, do my hair/makeup and hit the road. (2 vehicles, but neither my stepson or my wheelchair bound hubby drive anymore...) Since retiring, I shop on Tuesdays when we go out of town for hubby's medical visits; he was sick so we didn't go. Today, I planned to be totally lazy and worthless. Rats! I know I need to vacuum ( a daily constant with 23 house cats), but I've already cleaned counters and did dishes. Why can't I be totally worthless and lazy today? Whine!!!
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Old 09-21-2013, 04:55 PM   #5423
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Leaf Blowers. You're right GG. And it seems like every danged homeowner but us has a lawn tractor big enough to cut a freakin' football field...and our lots are 1/2 acre AND heavily wooded. The guy across the street has a huge mower and fires it up every Saturday before 9:00 AM - whether the grass is growing or not. A few (jerks) clear-cut their lots, but many of us left what the builder didn't cut. Bless Himself and his crabbing about doing housework, he still walks behind our self-propelled mower.
One of our neighbors started leaf blowing his lawn at 7:00 am on a Sunday. Needless to say, he got the wrath of Dawg! I scared the crap out of him, which was as it should be.
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Old 09-22-2013, 01:00 AM   #5424
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I have grass growing right outside my big window. Our maintenance workers start work at 7 a.m. They used to start up the large rider mower as soon as they arrived in the morning. That came to a quick halt!
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Old 09-22-2013, 07:24 AM   #5425
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Maintenance at the facility were told they weren't allowed to start mowing until after breakfast was done. Folks in the dining rooms could not hear each other talk.

They mow once a week here, when I was working nights they hired a new company. I had to call and ask them to pick a day and time. I can sleep through anything if it's expected. Heck, Shrek's alarm clock doesn't even wake me up, because I know it's not for me.
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Old 09-25-2013, 12:28 PM   #5426
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It's very frustrating that my 2 y/o niece has figured out how to lie but isn't quite developed enough to understand what constitutes a lie and why she shouldn't tell them. It makes it much more difficult to teach her not to do it.
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Old 09-25-2013, 03:24 PM   #5427
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IF I suddenly disappear from here it's because I bought a gun and shot my neighbor. I wish the dogs would train their owner to let them in when they bark...
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Old 09-25-2013, 03:26 PM   #5428
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CG I feel your pain. We were so grateful when the two yappy little monsters next door moved away. This summer has been blissfully quiet!

My petty vent - wild rose thorns. OW! Had to pull some twigs out of Murray's bloomers and got a couple stuck in me. Those little beasties are hard to get out.
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Old 09-25-2013, 03:28 PM   #5429
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IF I suddenly disappear from here it's because I bought a gun and shot my neighbor. I wish the dogs would train their owner to let them in when they bark...
I know the feeling. I get really annoyed when the poor dog starts whining to be let inside. Hate it when the owners are oblivious.
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Old 09-25-2013, 03:30 PM   #5430
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IF I suddenly disappear from here it's because I bought a gun and shot my neighbor. I wish the dogs would train their owner to let them in when they bark...
I understand EXACTLY how you feel.

We have a neighbor who started out with zero kids and 1 very well behaved dog.

Over the past 2 years the kids have moved back home and each brought a dog.

So in this house are living 7 people and 6 dogs.

Only 1 dog is well behaved, the others - including the people - are out of control !

I hate that we can't open our windows at times because of the dogs barking. And when they really get to going my 2 begin barking - the big difference is that when I tell my 2 No Barking they know to stop.

I feel your frustration CG.

Maybe calls to your local police will help. It really doesn't matter what time of day or night it is, if it is excessive they will approach it as a noise complaint.

We did that and it did help for a while. You just have to keep complaining.
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