Or when new neighbors just SUCK...!!!
Patty and I just moved into a new place a little over a month ago, and one of the reasons we chose this community, and this neighborhood, was because it was supposedly EXTREMELY quiet and mellow. It's got an HOA (Home Owner's Association), so there's strict rules about what you can and can't doing, especially when it comes to stuff that might be bothering your fellow neighbors to any extent. We moved into a cul-de-sac, that the former owner and a few neighbors told us was quiet as a library, not a peep out of anyone at any time...
Well, that's not exactly true, now that we've been here for a while, and have been able to see and listen for ourselves. Yes, it's usually quiet, but there's some very noticeable and oft exceptions.
Starting to our next door neighbors on the right of us: An older couple (60's), both of whom have a SERIOUS drinking problem, and are usually drunk every night, which often leads to some rather big fights between the two of them. Big shouting matches, with swearing and everything. Annoying. Couple times a week probably.
Then, to our immediate left, some new people moved in just a month before us, replacing the former little old (85) lady that was there by herself before. Well, the new neighbors are a young couple with a 1 year old and a live in mother-in-law too. But they're the type of family who's always having parties (like loud music with LOTS of bass, drinking on the front porch, cars coming and going late into the night, etc.) That doesn't even include the screaming baby. Plus, they apparently don't have a dryer, and therefore hang all their clothes on the back patio to dry, in plain view of our patio. Plus the guy smokes out on the front porch all the time too. Obnoxious. We HATE them. Patty already asked them to tone it down a bit several weeks ago, which has helped a little, but we're close to starting up with the daily phone calls to our HOA.
Then, next house past them, there's an 18 year old daughter who likes to have all her buddies over constantly, and enjoys throwing big parties when her parents are out of town (a couple so far). All of her friends have the suped up cars, with big stereos and ultra loud mufflers. More loud music here too. Annoying.
But the worst is a couple houses beyond that, at the end of the cul-de-sac, where a single lady lives with her two YAPPY as a MF dogs. She's got two little Scottish terriers that NEVER shut up. They're barking (little high pitched squeeling barks) in unison practically 24/7. All day, all night. They basically just sit out in the front window and stare into the cul-de-sac, and if they see so much as a single leaf move, they start their obnoxious yapping. What makes it worse, is that the lady doesn't even care, and just let's them do it for as long as they want. She could at the very least just close her front blinds so the dogs can't see out, but she won't, despite numerous complaints from the other neighbors. The damned things usually wake us up several nights a week too. I HATE those dogs more than anything in the world right now.
That about wraps up my disgust at this time. A huge, peaceful neighborhood and community, and we wind up getting the only 4 bad neighbors in the entire area. Sucks. We love the inside of our new place though, when we can't hear the crap from the outside...
So, what about everyone else? Who's got crappy neighbors? How bad are they? Please do tell, as misery loves company!