The Weekend Blog (Vol.80)
28th November 2015
So, this is my third attempt at writing The Weekend Blog (Vol.80). I didn’t publish my previous efforts because I’ve not been in a good place recently.
I’ve been feeling very unsettled with home life pretty much since I started work. It’s not the job or my relationship though; both of those I am loving still. I’m talking about my life when I get home from work. My evenings. My weekends. My pain in the arse neighbour.
He has been ruining my weekends since I started my new job thanks to his loud music late at night and in the early hours of the morning. We have approached him and tried to be civil, asking him to keep the noise to a minimum, but he’s sly and turns the music straight back up after we leave.
Last weekend, things came to a head and his behaviour was threatening and abusive. He clearly didn’t think he was in the wrong playing music at 5am, and he thought it was wrong of us to report him to his letting agency. But what else could we do if talking to him directly wasn’t working?
He has lied to his letting agency, saying he doesn’t have parties or play loud music, yet we have video evidence and the support of the council’s night noise team to prove our case. Even when I told him I was suffering with hip pain, and that I was having panic attacks from being woken up in the night, he lied to me, promising me he’d turn the music down, only for it to be returned to normal volume.
I haven’t slept properly in weeks because I’m expecting to be woken by noise at any moment. I end up having to sleep in at the weekend which is a complete waste of my days off. My routine is so messed up because one guy chooses to be selfish.
I’d been wanting to cry ever since last Friday, because I always feel better after a good cry, but I’d been too angry even to bring myself to tears. It was Wednesday when I finally broke down.
As I say, I’ve been in touch with his letting agency, the council and even the police over his behaviour, but getting things sorted out has been just as annoying and draining as being kept a wake my his music.
I will keep you update with any progress I have with the letting agency, council and police, and this WILL be resolved one way or the other. I won’t let anyone push me around.
In other (slightly better) news…
It’s almost December which means my least favourite month of the year is coming to an end. Hooray! Tyrone surprised me by buying a poinsettia (pretty plant in the photo above) this week. We will be putting the Christmas tree up on Tuesday.
I’ve eaten out a lot recently. I went out for paella and sangria with Sharon on Tuesday, and last weekend my parents came over to visit and we had a meal down at the docks.
This week I bought my tickets for Liverpool Comic Con. We’ve decided to go for weekend priority tickets as it’s our very first Comic Con and we want to get the most out of it. Now we just need to decided whether or not to cosplay, and if so, who to go as.
Have a great weekend!