I was rudely awakened this morning. It happened around 4am.
I have never experienced noise like I experienced this morning, though, starting at about 4am. I had no choice but to get out of bed and get up for the day, the noise was just too much to even think about being able to get back to sleep.
Funny thing is, I don’t even know what the noise is! At first I thought it was dogs. Then, a while later, I thought it was a chicken, there was kind of a cackling sound to it. Hmm… I went back to dogs – this time I thought maybe it was puppies that had been born during the night. But, are puppies usually that loud when they are born? Then, I thought “maybe it’s some other kind of birds, there is a chirping sound to it.” Frankly, I don’t know what kind of animal (actually, I think animals) is making that sound, but it’s driving me crazy. It’s loud. It’s annoying. It’s just outside my bedroom window.
I have three neighbors that border my house. One is on the left side of the house. The other two are bordering me on the back side of my house – one on one end the house, and the other on the opposite end of the house. The one at the opposite end borders the back of the house, just adjacent to my bedroom. I’ll call them “the neighbors from hell.”
In recent months, these neighbors from hell have become almost unbearable. They have all kinds of activities going on at all hours. They regularly have crowds of friends over for Karaoke night, and it always gets started just about when I am ready to go to bed. Forget about sleeping on that night!
They also have some kind of business in which they deal with some kind of glass bottles or something. Sometimes, even if it’s midnight they are out there moving those bottles around, and all you hear is “clank, clank, clank” of the bottles banging around.
The other day, I was going to take a nap in the afternoon (surely from the lack of sleep the night before, due to the neighbors from hell). Just as I almost fell asleep, the neighbor from hell broke out an electric circular saw, and started cutting something. Over and over again, he made his precision cuts! Over and over again, I woke up from being right on the edge of getting to sleep.
I’m getting cranky! These neighbors from hell are taking away my sleep lately.
In the past, I had already gotten over the noises that were common in the Philippines, they didn’t bother me anymore. Chickens and roosters? No problem, I can sleep right through it. A few dogs barking, not too much of a problem. Neighbors from hell, though, are a different story!
I think I’ll go to SM today and see if I can find any stores selling ear plugs!