OMG, you don't even know how timely this post was. Last March, after a good run with our neighbor's previous tenants, we awoke in the night to possibly the loudest family ever to be. They were moving in at 10 p.m. For the next 3 months, every night was a raucous party, their yapping dogs bark all the time, and even when they are not partying, they are loud—I mean, they just have extra loud speaking voices. They party in their garage, which is 6 feet from our bedroom. Numerous complaints have been made to them, the police, their landlord. They've settled down quite a bit over the past year, but still they are the reason I have been window shopping real estate as of late. On top of it all, there is an ever rotating group of vehicles in various states of (dis)repair in their driveway and front yard—potentially making it hard for us to eventually sell. There is not much we can do legally, unfortunately. Unless anyone has any suggestions! Gosh, that was good to vent…
Considering Your Neighbors When You Choose a New Home
|4/11/13 1:47 PM|
Love the library, but I'm more interested in how you did the floor. You said "a concrete overlay"—can you describe the process? We would love concrete floors, but it seems the only option is to get an asbestos abatement team in to get rid of the old 1968 adhesive that was used to put down the original linoleum tiles.
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Goodbye Closet, Hello Library Old House New Tricks
|2/6/13 1:43 PM|
Don't forget to take a little time for yourself each day, as needed. I need time to myself, so if I have guests (or am a guest somewhere), I tend to get a bit cranky (my husband would debate the actual amount defined by "a bit") if I miss that crucial alone time. I realized that it's OK to say "I'm going to rest for a little while" and give myself 30 minutes to be in my own head, in my own space. It definitely helps keeping Ms. Crankypants away!
'Tis the Season: Share Your Tips on Hosting Longer Term Holiday House Guests
|12/19/12 10:22 AM|