What A Finish!

/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/70c/16525202/files/2015/01/img_0534.jpgA letter we found stuck in our door when we left to pick up the car New Year’s Eve.

Tuesday, my son and daughter-in-law left to drive to Dothan to eat with her family. They had car trouble at the bank in Ozark, AL and the wonderful guys at Jim Whaley Tires had the car towed to their shop and had the charge added to their bill. (They’re the same guys that fixed the car last year when Alexa had to dodge the giant pine log and flattened 2 of the tires.)

Lucky for us, all it was was the alternator and a new one was easily acquired. We got the phone call about 5:30 to come get the car, and when we opened the door we discovered this note stuck in the frame.

Alexa was livid! She has spent many evenings being upset because of the arguments this mother and daughter have and sometimes they sound physical. At one point The Kids even thought about moving because of the noise coming from upstairs.

I kept reminding her that we had to get the car because Jim Whaley Tires was closing at 6 and would not reopen until Jan 2. Luckily we only live about a mile away, but the shop was dark when we arrived. I thought they had already closed, but had not. While I pulled out my trusty plastic to charge the repairs, Alexa called the landlord.

This was not how I’d planned to spend my New Year’s Eve: being in “neighbor conflict,” but that’s life folks! Onward..


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4 Responses to What A Finish!

  1. JL Stratton says:

    Looks like a very well-written letter with no apparent spelling errors. As for the noise, if your son and daughter-in-law are not making this noise during “relations” at 2 or 3 in the morning, and you feel as though your neighbor might be trying to set you up, maybe a recording device is in order. Is the neighbor and her daughter loud enough to be recorded? In any case, I’m sorry for your dilemma. It seems our world is becoming more full of animus lately.

    • sandrabranum says:

      I used to bang on the ceiling after hearing her and her daughter yelling all day (with some screaming and crying mixed in) and then the mom got the boyfriend. I stopped doing that when Bernie started working the evening shift. I run my box fan on high at night (even in winter; so you can imagine how chilled I got living in the one windowed concrete “cave”) and really don’t understand why someone who must get up so early in the morning doesn’t do the same.

  2. JL Stratton says:

    Also, if I may add, it seems that, even though this person requests you “not take it personally” she took the liberty to forward a copy to the apartment management. Way to resolve differences in a neighborly fashion.

    • sandrabranum says:

      When Alexa called the landlord, he said he’d had complaints from her before about previous tennants in this apt; so we’re trying to be quieter… except for “relations” cause some things just are what they are.

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