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    I am the loudest man in America

    This morning anyway.

    My neighbors decided to have a drunken pool party after coming home from the bar at 1:30 this morning.

    I decided that that side of my house was in desperate need of weed eating at 7:00 this morning. Amazing how those weeds get away from you. I had a solid half hour of weed eating that needed done, all on that side of the house. I find weed eaters to be more effective when you rev them up really high, then idle, then revved high again, repeatedly, then turn them off for about 3 minutes, only to start back up again.

    When that was done, I found my back garden in desperate need of weeding, and who can weed without loud music? I have a convenient basement window that looks out to that side of the house, and as luck would have it, a very loud home theater system situated close to it. It has to be really loud to hear it out in the garden though. It's got great bass. Really shakes the walls in my house. Maybe others? I'm not sure. Took a full hour to weed the garden though. Beautiful morning to do it.



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    Re: I am the loudest man in America

    We bought our house about a year ago, and on about our 3rd night in the new house, our neighbors decided to have a party. I was exhausted from the move, etc., and my wife was on call the night before. Needless to say, we were ready for a good night's sleep - but weren't gonna get it. I lost my cool, went over to their house, and gave them a good cussing.

    Next day, I felt like a total ******, so I went and bought a case of beer and stopped in to meet the neighbors. Turns out, they're pretty good guys who were just blowing off some steam. Long story short, we're now good friends and we haven't had a problem since.

    Sometimes fighting fire with fire ain't the way to go - but a cold beer works pretty well.



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    Re: I am the loudest man in America

    Do you live in Clive? I think I puked in your yard...

    Good times.



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    Re: I am the loudest man in America

    Quote Originally Posted by Seth View Post
    We bought our house about a year ago, and on about our 3rd night in the new house, our neighbors decided to have a party. I was exhausted from the move, etc., and my wife was on call the night before. Needless to say, we were ready for a good night's sleep - but weren't gonna get it. I lost my cool, went over to their house, and gave them a good cussing.

    Next day, I felt like a total ******, so I went and bought a case of beer and stopped in to meet the neighbors. Turns out, they're pretty good guys who were just blowing off some steam. Long story short, we're now good friends and we haven't had a problem since.

    Sometimes fighting fire with fire ain't the way to go - but a cold beer works pretty well.


    For the most part, their judgement on how loud to play the music and when to end a party are fairly decent, but last night went way beyond respectful. Pretty sure they could be heard in about 8 houses or so. Our bedroom is on the far side- upstairs of our house, and we could easily hear their music and yelling over the fans in our room at 2 am. That's not blowing off steam, that's being an idiot (or group thereof), and they'll be treated as such when it happens.



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    Re: I am the loudest man in America

    I think your trees need a little trimming with the chainsaw, don't forget to do that.



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    Re: I am the loudest man in America

    Haven't you also been having problems with your car alarm.



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    Re: I am the loudest man in America

    Good for you. I think a little taste of their own medicine was a great idea.

    That happened with my neighbors kids once, but he had told me if they ever got out of line to yell at them, so that's what I did.

    They're good kids and they quieted down right away. I've never had trouble again. I was young and dumb once and could be accused of the same things.

    If you're going to dish it out, you sure better be able to take it.



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    Re: I am the loudest man in America

    Are you sure your driveway doesn't need fixing? Maybe rent a jackhammer for tomorrow morning :). Also, doesn't your lawn mower need to be run out of gas, so you can put fresh in? I would park it as close to thier house and just let it run!


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    Re: I am the loudest man in America

    Quote Originally Posted by Seth View Post
    We bought our house about a year ago, and on about our 3rd night in the new house, our neighbors decided to have a party. I was exhausted from the move, etc., and my wife was on call the night before. Needless to say, we were ready for a good night's sleep - but weren't gonna get it. I lost my cool, went over to their house, and gave them a good cussing.

    Next day, I felt like a total ******, so I went and bought a case of beer and stopped in to meet the neighbors. Turns out, they're pretty good guys who were just blowing off some steam. Long story short, we're now good friends and we haven't had a problem since.

    Sometimes fighting fire with fire ain't the way to go - but a cold beer works pretty well.
    Weedeaters and loud music do not bother us. We sleep through it. Fireworks do work. Sorry, neighbor.


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    Re: I am the loudest man in America

    I've found that having the cops stop by to let them know a few neighbors are complaining will actually let you get to sleep that night. This was a case where the 20-something kids, none of whom lived there anymore, decided to have one last big pool party before their Mom moved out. She and her boyfriend were out of town, and they were just going to close up and go home, so making noise aound the place in the morning would have only kept my other quieter neighbors from sleeping in.



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    Re: I am the loudest man in America

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    This morning anyway.

    My neighbors decided to have a drunken pool party after coming home from the bar at 1:30 this morning.

    I decided that that side of my house was in desperate need of weed eating at 7:00 this morning. Amazing how those weeds get away from you. I had a solid half hour of weed eating that needed done, all on that side of the house. I find weed eaters to be more effective when you rev them up really high, then idle, then revved high again, repeatedly, then turn them off for about 3 minutes, only to start back up again.

    When that was done, I found my back garden in desperate need of weeding, and who can weed without loud music? I have a convenient basement window that looks out to that side of the house, and as luck would have it, a very loud home theater system situated close to it. It has to be really loud to hear it out in the garden though. It's got great bass. Really shakes the walls in my house. Maybe others? I'm not sure. Took a full hour to weed the garden though. Beautiful morning to do it.
    The problem with fighting noise with noise is the collateral damage to your other neighbors who lost sleep because of the party and are trying to sleep in. Just call the cops and tell them the neighbors are keeping everyone up.



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    Re: I am the loudest man in America

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarbox View Post
    Exactly what I was thinking. Totally agree with fighting noise with noise though.



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    Re: I am the loudest man in America

    Man, no discernable neighbors really lends itself to really fun 3 o'clocks in the morning.

    This situation that the OP described is why I somewhat dread moving somewhere where cranky, old, fun-haters take the **** out of my sexy dance parties.


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    Re: I am the loudest man in America

    Good job outta ya, buddy - love revenge! Maybe you need to borrow my Harley for an early morning ride as well. Trust me, they'll hear it


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