Hey everyone! Happy Sunday! It’s time to share my Sunday Meal Plan with you.
I wish I was in better spirits, because I really do enjoy linking up my meal plan, but we’ve had a rough week, and an especially rough weekend. You’re probably wondering what’s going on, or maybe you’re not, either way I’m going to share.
Over the last week, the tenants below us have had the volume on their TV / stereo up very high. The bass is completely audible through the floors and is quite disturbing when we’re trying to watch TV, or focus on something else. We tried to work with them, asking them on 2 separate occasions if they minded turning down the bass. We have absolutely no issue with talking, or other ambient noise that is caused by living above someone. After dealing with the noise for an additional few days, we reached out to our landlord, who was absolutely no help, and quite honestly made us feel much worse about the situation.
We texted back and forth with her on Thursday evening (she requested that we text). She said she’d contact them, and I’m certain she did. However, the music continued to be loud all night, and then again Friday night it was bad. I went to bed at 8:30 because I just couldn’t handle the noise. Seamus texted the landlord again, asking that she contact us at her earliest convenience. She called the next morning (Saturday), and upon our complaints of the noise, said that she was not their mother and had no control over the volume of their music or what they did. Also, going on to say that they deserve to have people over and live. I agree. We’re not asking them to not live or not have people over, we’re asking for them to turn their bass down.
We explained all this to her, but she didn’t want to hear it and began repeating the same things over and over again, about their right to live. Her only suggestion was to call the police, which we really didn’t want to do. We really would rather just handle things peacefully, so we’re thinking that we may write them a letter explaining that we don’t want a feud and that we have no issue with the actual music or their gatherings, simply their bass. Our hope is that by putting it all out there, they will want to be respectful of us, as we want to be of them. I’ll keep you posted, but this has really put our whole exciting move in a really crudy spot.
Now for our meal plan
Sunday: Crock-pot Salsa Chicken
Monday: Leftover Pulled pork
Tuesday: Hot Dogs and fries
Wednesday: Marinated Chicken and Veggies
Thursday: Homemade Chicken Fried Rice
Friday: Cheeseburgers and veggies
Saturday: Scrounge around the house
Oh! And I did manage to find my menu planners, so I’m back to writing everything out, and it was so much easier to make our meal plan and shopping list this week. Woohoo!!
As usual, I’m linking up with Laura from Mommy Run Fast and Jill from jillconyers.com.
Oh yuck, what a sticky situation! I hope the letter does the trick… it’s times like that you really want a tough landlord!
Howdy Laura! A tough landlord would be fantastic in this situation, but I’d settle for a landlord who did anything, rather than shirking any responsibility. 🙁 thanks so much for visiting!
Ugh, that landlord should have been more helpful! I had a problem with bedbugs–they found them in my building and when they “sprayed” everyone else’s apartments, I ended up with them! They didn’t care at all…
Could you possibly see your neighbors face to face? I’ve had a few complaints/requests come my way and while it’s awkward, it’s within your rights! I think a letter might cause more drama and misery…
Ugh! Bed bugs! Yuck! I’d be so angry if that happened to us. We’ve already spoken to them face to face a couple times and it brought no change. We were hoping that by involving the landlord, we’d see some change, but nothing. We thought a letter, explaining our situation and what we were asking, might do the trick. However, right now we’re in limbo anyhow.
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