@lizatrmbn do any of your neighbors work from home? If yes, I think the courteous thing would be to either seriously curtail your practice time (say to just one hour a day during business hours) or rent a practice space; many universities or churches have practice rooms. I work from home and if I had to hear five hours of trombone practice everyday I would consider that a serious violation of neighborhood noise policy. Yes, people have dogs and babies but these things seldomly make loud noises consistently for hours on end. I understand you need to practice, but I'm afraid your profession is a loud one and your neighbors shouldn't be subjected to it just because they share a building with you.
How Friendly Are Your Neighbors?
What Do You Do If It's "Not At All"?
|8/15/12 6:05 AM|
The fact that your own fabulous historic row house now comes with access to the Internet so you can snark on your neighbor's poor taste is also not authentic to 1910. Neither are your outdoor Christmas lights or the hybrid cars parked along the street. Living with the graces and eccentricities of your neighbors is a part of city living and even if we had evidence of the offending hue, your other option is to move to McLean or some other gated community where you won't be subjected to the tyranny of other people's paint preference. You can't pick a neighborhood for its charm and character and then complain when other people wish to put their own stamp on it.
Neighborhood Etiquette: When Personal Style Becomes Public
|8/5/12 1:44 AM|