I will vent here so that I don't go to jail for binding and gagging my neighbors. I live on a dead end street. The house next door to me is the last house on our side of the road. There is a house directly opposite it.
Now my neighbors are very nice people, especially the ones next door. My son plays with their grandkids sometimes, and Mr J even watches my son play outside sometimes for me so I can run in and get some chores done (Mr J also takes him for motorcycle rides and lets him help wash the boat. Jack adores Mr J). "Lisa" at the end of the street on the other side is nice, a little dingy, but not bad.
The problem? These people are loud! At least once a week when Mr and Mrs J's kids come over for dinner they stand outside after eleven and yack away in the yard....never mind that others are trying to sleep and they know I have a young son who's in bed, they yack it up in the front yard forty forevers, then slam their car doors as loud as possible.....and Lisa's got a gaggle of teenagers at her place that drive pellmell down the road with their stereos blasting and thumping all hours of the night. Lisa also keeps a large fire burning in one of those outdoor chimney things constantly...whether she's out there or not. We have no idea why.
Now I do not want to be a witchy neighbor, and the noise isn't EVERY night. It's just so annoying to be right on the edge of dropping off to sleep only to wake up to booming music, or conversations and car doors. I try not to complain, but ARGGGGHHHH!!!
Okay, I feel better now. Does anyone else put up with this?? I think the best course of action is to be quiet myself and let well enough alone. It's not nightly, but it is irritating when it happens....