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11 April 2005 @ 11:52 am
Some days, you just feel the need to whine.

Take today for example! Martin's got the day off, he's going to try and do some writing, I need to do laundry...

So I wake up after about 2 hours sleep, unable to get more. That's okay, I'll get some mid-morning, early afternoonish, right?


It's a workday! Time to tear up the concrete in the apt. next door with big heavy machinery! YAYYY!! Jackhammers! Air compressors! They could be at this for WEEKS! The neighbors have the same problem WE had last year when they were at it for weeks in OUR place.

Will I get ANY sleep today? Or will I be snarky and pissy at Martin all day? Will Martin get any writing done with 100 decibels of fun occurring?

Stay tuned and SEE!


Update #1. Let's yell at each other over the machinery in Spanish!
Current Mood: envioustwitchy
Current Music: "Another Postcard" from Barenaked Ladies
Chilaou: Beastboyneptune on April 11th, 2005 07:22 pm (UTC)

Nyeh, sorry. Wish I could help out with that. Short of hijacking a jackhammer and chasing them with it, I'm out of ideas. :S
Fritters: Ed Peering by Frittersfritters on April 11th, 2005 07:36 pm (UTC)
Looks like a lunch break. I may go take advantage...
Nikki Fayre: Lilo & Stitch -  by spiffydazenfayre on April 11th, 2005 09:26 pm (UTC)
Call the cops and say that someone is doing work without a permit and is disturbing the whole neighborhood.

Or that someone is committing a murder with construction equipment. "Yes, officer. I heard someone screaming over the jackhammer."

Make lots of Jell-O and cover the work site in it tonight so that they can't work :D

I hated it when they were doing construction at UofL. 6am every morning, there they were. Even though they were not supposed to start until 7-8. How do I know they were there early? My alarm went off at 6. They were even there on weekends. Bastards.
Robyn Goodfellow: bleaughrobyngoodfellow on April 12th, 2005 12:35 am (UTC)
Ha! You didn't need the alarm clock! Stupid ^&^%%^$ dumptrucks.

How about punching several pinholes in their air compresser hose? That should work.
Frittersfritters on April 12th, 2005 07:25 am (UTC)
Hmm.... if it keeps up I may consider that...
Fritters: Cat Goes Pbtht by iconfetishfritters on April 12th, 2005 07:06 am (UTC)
Turns out they were blasting the outside clean, so they can paint tomorrow. So we get to have noise tomorrow as well, but hopefully it won't last all week.
Egregiously Mislabeled Taxidriver: Riker Oy vey (counterglow)brendo on April 11th, 2005 10:38 pm (UTC)

Fritters: Bitter Ray of Sunshine by Frittersfritters on April 12th, 2005 07:19 am (UTC)
Looks like it's apartment painting, so it won't be all week... in theory.
Egregiously Mislabeled Taxidriver: Riker Oy vey (counterglow)brendo on April 12th, 2005 08:36 am (UTC)
Guess you won't like this story then
Couple of months ago my dad hired an "odd-jobs" guy my aunt recommended to paint our dining room. It was practically a charity job, the room wasn't that bad ("need" versus "want" kind of thing), it was getting close to Christmas, and the guy needed work.

2 weeks later he was done. One room, mind you.

Dad spent the next 3 days (just 3) re-painting the room in a color my mother actually liked, and did a good enough job that it looked like HE was the one getting paid for it.

Frittersfritters on April 12th, 2005 09:01 am (UTC)
Re: Guess you won't like this story then
It's painting outside, or else I'd LIKE to think we'd have known about it before today. So even if they take a long time, they won't be right outside the window the entire time, either...
Robyn Goodfellow: gesturesrobyngoodfellow on April 12th, 2005 12:36 am (UTC)
Sounds like you're having a Craptastic day. Hope it gets better, and that they aren't at it too long.
And look at the bright side... at least all the dust isn't in your apartment this time.
Fritters: Ed Happy BIG by Frittersfritters on April 12th, 2005 07:27 am (UTC)
It did get better! I got the COOLEST postcard! It had a picture of kittens on it from my personal favorite "let's put clothing on kittens and take a picture" photography artist! (Yes, I have a favorite. What does that say about me?)

The postcard made my whole damn week ^_^
Nikki Fayre: Zen - c/o Frittersnfayre on April 12th, 2005 04:42 pm (UTC)
Isn't it great when such a little thing helps so much?
Fritters: Ed Stars by Frittersfritters on April 12th, 2005 08:05 pm (UTC)
Yup! I love little surprises like that, I ought to do them more often. I used to send the free postcards you get in businesses to nevwynelf from time to time, but fell out of the habit....
♡Bubble♡bubblefire on April 16th, 2005 07:03 am (UTC)
i wish i could speak spanish...
ancient_immie: Credit: delectableoopmhancient_immie on April 16th, 2005 11:59 pm (UTC)
How goes the destruction? Or am I'm really slow and way behind much?
Frittersfritters on April 17th, 2005 03:10 am (UTC)
Turns out they were blast cleaning the apartments so they can paint it. I've had to park on the street (and NOT a good neighborhood) for the past week and probably for another week....
ancient_immieancient_immie on April 17th, 2005 05:22 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah...at least it not for much longer.