This should have been a really nice sunny, peaceful Saturday hanging around outside and working in our garage with the garage doors open. The whole drug dealing family pulled out this morning and I thought "nice! We'll have a bit of peace and quiet for awhile - no tweakers up and down our little street". Then the neighbors directly in front of us (the one's who ignore it all by putting up a 7 foot fence and pretend nothing is going on around them) decided to let their grandkids drive a quad around their backyard. We have been listening to this loud quad run around their back yard (they have about 1 1/2 acres) for 5 hours straight. I don't know what their backyard looks like (because of the tall fence) but it must be a whole bunch of dirt because the quad has been kicking up a HUGE dust storm. Luckily it's been blowing a bit aways from our direction or our garage would have been filled with dirt dust! The quad riding was only about 75 feet away from our garage doors. A few times the wind did shift and we got a bit of it. By that time I had had enough.
I downloaded a decibel meter app to my phone and went out and stood in the middle of our driveway. 80-90 dB....for 5 straight hours! I went in and tried to call the neighbor, but got her voicemail, so I kindly asked if we could ask a favor of them....could they please spray some water down in the area they are running the quad so it will cut down on the constant dust storm?
WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE??!! I have so had it with the human race. I guess I'm just getting cranky in my old age. I am seriously ready to just move to a remote location with no neighbors in sight or sound of me.
UPDATE: I go back outside after I type this and DH says they must have gotten your phone message. They've been riding out at the front of their house now. No sooner does he say that and here comes the quad back to the backyard again and kicks up this huge dirt storm - which blows right into our open garage! DH went over to the fence and stood on one of the bottom stringer boards and was tall enough to see over the fence and yelled at them to knock it off! Spray some water down, we are tired of all the dirt! Freaking people. I am so sick of people. Period.