I’ve never quite seen anything like it… the neighbors to the east… the ones in the “Penthouse” (I call it that because they have 1 bedrooms, a complete wrap around balcony & neighbors on one side only) are the noisiest people I’ve ever stayed next to.
Seriously, it’s a good thing that they are gone nearly all day long, only coming back in the evening and then leaving earlier than I get up in the AM. I can hear them walk… that’s unusual because the floors are cement with ceramic tile on top… you really have to slam your heel into the floor to get the kind of bang that’ll make a noise…
Yesterday, just sweeping the balcony was draging and noisy and clanging the broom against the railing… Then I can hear the shower door slamming in their bathroom (it buts against mine) and I can hear the medicine cabinet slam… I’ve heard their door to the Condo slam… The worst was when they were playing board games on the patio furnature… first they had to drag everything all over the place to get it “just right” then they had to shake the cup that the dice were in so hard I could hear it in the living room… then they would cheer at the top of their lungs… Hey, if I can hear them over the surf, which is REALLY loud, then they’re being loud!
These aren’t renters… this particular condo is owned privately by one group of people who live there full time. You’d think that these people would have consideration for others… I mean, how the hell can you bang so loudly all the time… it’s almost as if they’re doing in on purpose! I know they’re not… that would be way too out there, but the fact is that I’m really surprised that they don’t notice and they don’t consider others when they’re doing that stuff.
Before I moved to Charlevoix, Nana Papa and I lived in an apartment. Nana raised me to walk softly so as not to bother the people down stairs… I can walk silently across a floor in an Apartment and not disturb the people below me… anyway, it just bugs me because this morning they were so loud with the banging of the wall and stuff over there that they woke me out of a sound sleep…
So, I’m having a great time! Here’s a photo of my happy toes, and then the restaurant that I went to for dinner, the place I go to every time I come here as they have the best and largest shrimp around! And the freshest!
I’m off to bed. The next two days are going to go by quickly. I missed a spot on my left arm with the sunscreen… I have a huge red stripe… I was using Aloe until it occured to me that if I wanted to really get after it I should use Neosporin. I’m fortunate in that I may look like my German heritage, but I do have quite a bit of Native American blood in me and that will turn my burn to tan rather rapidly, like over night. So I’ll be good to go tomorrow for anther day of sun bathing!
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