Friday, 20 November 2009

Dreaming of Peace and Quiet

Apartment living is for the birds!  I'm so looking forward to having our own house again one day.  Let me tell you why:  STOMP, STOMP, STOMP, STOMP?  Did you hear that?  That's the sound of our upstairs neighbors walking around on their hardwood floors, FOR HOURS!  I have no idea what they could possibly be doing, but they walk around seemingly without a break at all and wearing what sounds like wooden platform flip flops.  When I listen to them walking around, it reminds me of when you're getting ready for a trip--you need some things in the closet, then in the bathroom, over in the dresser, then in the hall closet, then in the living room, etc.  But they can't be packing for a trip every night!  And they do laundry at night too--at like 1AM, ugh. (The washer and dryer for our building are in the garage under our bedroom.) They are very nice people, and no, I haven't said anything to them yet because I know Lois keeps them up often as well (we have talked about that; they said they don't mind and understand), and because I'm so non-confrontational (every time I think I'm going to say something, I wuss out).  I might, though, ask if they could take off their shoes or wear slippers.  Ah, well, I guess it's just the nature of apartment living, and I'm still very grateful for what we have.  But that won't stop me from daydreaming of peace and quiet in a house of our own one day, and of course filling it with treasures.  I turned to Decorology on flickr for inspiration. Decorology is one of my favorite eye candy decorating groups on flickr.  I think I'll keep my nose in the pictures until the walk-a-thon starts.
 
 
All images from Decorology (I don't know the original sources, but I think some are listed in the pool).

7 comments:

Grace said...

You could make them some slippers as a Christmas present! x

Courtney said...

Noisy neighbors are the worst. Grace's slipper idea sounds fantastic though. Not only will you get some peace and quiet, but you will also score brownie points with them!

Shelley said...

leigh! i feel your pain - our upstairs neighbor manically paces back and forth starting at about 9pm and not stopping sometimes until 3-ish a.m...it is soooo irritating and makes me feel crazy! it's made me start walking veeeeery quietly out of consideration for the people below us :)

Patchwork Harmony said...

you should def say something... when I moved into my last flat I walked around in stilletos getting ready for a night out without realising!! the old lady who lived downstairs stopped me the next day and politely mentioned it... I was slightly embarrassed but never wore shoes in the house ever again! x

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Thrifted Treasure said...

Do the neighbours have a new baby maybe? Night time pacing to make them sleep? I can totally relate about yearning for a house of your own to fill with all your treasures. We are in a house but it's a rental and we can't do anything with it, I'm aching to buy so I can have built-in shelving, non magnolia walls everywhere etc...

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