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May 2, 2005

Inherited Stompy Man

Busy last few weeks, getting everything cleaned and organized in my new place. I think I'm finally ready to bite into the good stuff: ordering my very own window coverings! If only I could decide exactly what I want...

So far, I really enjoy the ambient noise in my new city home. There is a train station nearby, so I occasionally fall asleep to the sound of trains quietly approaching from across the river. There is sometimes a hum from the grain elevator on the other side of the river, or a passing boat. I've found that despite a higher noise level than the suburbs, I usually sleep better than I did in my old apartment.

The only exception is this upstairs neighbor I seem to have inherited. The condo above me is a townhouse unit, with two levels. It has become evidently clear that the above unit has hardwood floors which are not floating. My upstairs neighbor (whom we will call Stompy Man) goes up and down the stairs several times a day, particularly in the morning and at night. I expect a certain amount of noise, so this only annoys me when it happens after I go to sleep or before I wake up. This is turning out to be just about every day.

As a passive-aggressive solution, I am considering starting a monthly Casual Kazoo Band & Beer Society get-together at my place. Stay tuned.

Posted by mara at May 2, 2005 1:25 PM