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Sunday, November 25

Tired and Grumpy


Me, not the baby. We live in a very peaceful little part of the world - two acres of bushland surrounding our home, no neighbours close by. Heaven. But last night the guy who lives in a tin shed on the bush block closest to us decided to have a party. The tents were going up during the day, and I was gloriously oblivious (mainly because I was entertaining my in-laws, which is in itself a whole 'nother story) until around 9pm. Then they started. They cranked up the stereo, obviously sank an incredibly huge amount of alcohol and began to party. At 10.30 pm they were doing the 'Hokey Pokey'. At 11pm they were cranking out the Jimmy Barnes classic 'Working Class Man', and caterwauling along with Jimmy. At 1am they reached the Queen album and 'We Will Rock You' was pounding through the peaceful bush air. I had very bad thoughts about these people - mostly involving me rising at my usual early hour and deciding to use the brush cutter on the boundary shrubs - near their tents. But because DH decided that it was his turn for a sleep in (can you sense my grumpiness about this too???) I couldn't proceed with my noisy wake-up plan. I instead decided to go out and feed the chooks, whilst casting stony glares in the direction of the tents. At 8am they were STILL going. The music was slightly less piercing in volume than it was at 1am but 'Honky-Tonk Woman' was playing not-so-gently in the peace and quiet of my Sunday morning. I sure hope those tents get packed away today or else it's going to be nasty - I may well implode with sheer frustration at my inability to do anything about the situation 'cos I am too much of a wuss......

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh dear...that would have driven me nuts...so sorry you had to put up with THAT. Alice sounds so wonderful. Take care. CTG from RQ...Home one day (YUP its true) from China with my sweet Natalie...

Anonymous said...

I was a bit fearful when I read one of the news items on "Bigpond" today. It said "Neighbour killed over loud music complaint". Though I haven't heard any police sirens screaming past. No noise on this side of the hill from your musical neighbours. By the way, am glad you survived the visit:)

Susan

OziMum said...

LOL at Susan's comment, I just read the same news headlines!!!

Hopefully your serene patch of heaven is back to is serene self, today.