Tuesday, September 01, 2009
Live and let live.
Slept really well until we were woken very suddenly at 7, by the horrible sound of the hedge trimmer being used on trees outside, as they were clipped back into their neat box shapes.
Shame they do that to trees and real shame they are not apple trees, would be so nice for them to have several functions, not just pleasing to the eye but also nice to pick and eat and the birds would benefit.
Richie jumped up and shut the window and fetched some THC which enabled me to sleep again as did Richie and the dogs, who had joined us when Richie got the THC.
We both slept until 9 when the theatre were outside cutting wood, they have been busy since end of June , every day from Monday to Friday they have been occupying the kids play area cutting wood.
It’s a horrible screechy noise and there is no let up, I am sure it is admirable that they are working so hard, I am sure the theatre will look amazing.
Just a shame that they do not seem to take their neighbours into account, so have thought nothing about working from 10 in the morning until 10 at night when it was still light.
When I mailed them to point out that they were occupying the whole play area with their wood cutting, they said they would certainly move if the kids told them they wanted to play there.
Pointed out right away that this was the wrong way round, that I hoped they would stop working when the kids are home so they can use the play area without having to go and ask permission.
Just had a mail saying they would not use the play area after 3 in the afternoon, instead they will move to the corner right opposite my window.
Hope they do not need to work after 3 today or any other day, would be brilliant if it were over soon as their working outside has ruined the summer considerably.
Not only was it so hot but also never endingly noisy, either it was the rubbish containers being emptied, the street sweeping machines or the building workers and when they stop the theatre starts up.
Now they are out cutting wood, makes me feel I am at the dentist every day, it is horrible.
Wish they could work inside as they have enough space and could go into their own yard but need to do it on their doorstep.
Oh well must be tea time as they have stopped and so am I as they have claimed enough of my attention already.
Yesterday Richie noticed that the leaves of the potato plant by the kitchen window were going yellow so harvested the potatoes.
We ate them last night with a salad made with our own tomatoes and a green paprika (capsicum) and rocket salad and basil.
It was delicious, a real pleasure to eat things grown on our small balcony, we plan to grow more next year.
Now I am looking forward to the other potato plant being ready.
Also looking forward to the basil and coriander and cress that is growing in the window box on the window near the bed
Just heard on the radio abit more about the two soldiers from the infamous Black Watch, that were killed yesterday in Afghanistan.
Shame humans can't be left alone to get on with life together without the interests of a small group of profiteers being promoted at the expense of human lives.
The fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan is purely for the oil, gas, minerals and additionally in Afghanistan access to other countries such as China, Iran, and Pakistan to name but three.
It’s a stinking business which has cost too many lives which would have been better spent in their own communities.
Looks like rain now, the theatre have taken their wood and are now cutting inside, so they won’t be outside my window.
Looks like I will be able to enjoy the gentle rain fall and the last of the summer warmth without the back drop of power tools.
Lots of pain today so lots of THC.
Oh there goes the neighbour from up the road on his motorbike; he never seems to go far so always joke there he goes to collect his pizza he just ordered on the phone.
Sure he gets further away, but mostly you can hear him going round the neighbouring streets on his bike which makes a lot of noise when he accelerates.
Richie just told me the bike is a Yamaha with raceing exhaust pipes which have no mufflers hence the noise.
Reminds me of the motor bike I used to have in the 70’s a 250 cc Greaves, which was a delight to ride around on.
Felt quite the thing in those days, what sweet memories I have.