My first proper rant..and it’s about my Neighbours!
Gotta say, the next door house and garden were quite for many years.. lovely elderly coupled lived there before. They had a nice big apple tree which the gy used to trim …little bit weekly.. with a very long pruner mounted on a long stick-device. Anyway the old guy died, and his lovely wife was settled in a nursing home..
So the house got sold..and the current young couple bought it.. some 5-6 years ago.. They’ve been a noisy irritating bunch. Apart from the regular domestic arguments, shouts and tantrums..(and resulting loud radio music the woman plays..) they also now have 2 young kids…4-5 year olds.. who also shout and cry all the time!! They run and make noises like packs of animals! Now I like kids..and get on very well.. I’m a regular Piped Piper when it comes to kids in family circles.. but these ones… constant screams and shouts! So much so I haven’t been able to get into my own garden in daylight.. for 5 years.
No peace!! Only late at nights I get to go and sit and do some meditative work etc.
Few weeks ago the woman came to ask about cutting our Willow Tree that’s been leaning a few branches (high above) into their garden. Only few days prior to that, I had climbed up and cut a huge branch!! I told the woman that, I will trim a bit more when I am ready. Well, today I woke up to heavy machine / grinding sounds.. and lo and behold, our door bell rang- the guy dropped into ask us about the tree (As hey happen to have a tree surgeon with them?! They don;t have any trees…They cut that apple tree years ago!!). We told them- no! And later, I went to the garden, and realised…they had reached a good 2 foot in to our garden..7-8 metrs high..somehow..and cut many of the branches..and dumped the stuff back in (and I have all my outdoor candles and ceramic stuff..statues..right under there!).
I am just outraged! Rage is not even a word that can describe my rage..if that makes sense?! There are 2 ways forward – for me that is! Write a formal letter of protest to them.. And the other option.. summon up the devil, offer my soul in return for some peace, quiet and protection …from these neighbours from Hell.. ??
Excuse me while I make a private phone call ..