If I ever earn a large sum of money, I am going to buy a house and then buy all the properties adjacent to that house so that I don’t have to deal with neighbours. They are part of the conspiracy that keeps me from sleeping. And we all know how important sleep is... at least to me. Last night I had a hard time getting to sleep. My brain just stayed on. It’s rather annoying. But sometime around two o’clock, I passed out. YAY!
Though I was having a weird dream, the content of which I don’t remember, it was good sleep. And then it all came crashing down. Since it’s summer and it’s hot, we keep our windows open. Which is great because a) it saves on energy, and b) it airs out the house. But we have crazy neighbours who start construction at 8:00 AM. I’m an eight hours a night kind of girl. Eight o’clock minus two o’clock come out to six hours of sleep.
I woke up to sledge hammers, circular saws and the pounding of nails. Not impressed. I tried ignoring it but that didn’t work out. So then I imagined a little scenario that made me feel better and I got up. The scenario involved a circular saw, a board, a nail, a hammer and my neighbour of course. I’ll leave you all to imagine the rest.
After visiting one of my aunts with my parents, I watched a movie and then went up to my room to read. One of my mom’s aunts (one I’ve never met) died the other day, so they headed out to my grandparents to be with my grandpa. As I was reading, quiet surrounding me, I started to get dozy. I fell asleep.
But as some of you may know, my cat likes to sit in our screen door. Since I was alone, I locked the screen. The problem with that is it doesn’t unlock from the outside. About fifteen minutes after I fell asleep, my parents came home... and rang the doorbell. I had to get up and let them in. Although, I suppose I didn’t HAVE to let them in... but I did. Because I’m nice. It’s just who I am.
They apologized at least. My stupid neighbour will probably start construction again tomorrow morning. I’d wear earplugs but I feel very vulnerable without one of my senses. I can’t imagine how people who are deaf deal with it. As much as I love quiet, I don’t know that I would be able to tolerate it all the time.
Anyway, I managed to sleep for a bit once my parents settled in. Hopefully that doesn’t hinder my sleep tonight. Meh... I wish I was a cat. They can sleep anywhere, anytime, no matter how much they sleep. I’m jealously staring at Meeko right now... he’s all curled up in a ball, hiding his face beneath a paw. Oh well as far as I can tell I’m stuck being human.
I swear I am not imagining this anti-sleep conspiracy!
(I hope all you Americans out there are amused by my spelling of neighbours)