Wednesday 8 May 2019


I know I keep going on about the building works next door, but it really is irritating and impacts on our lives daily.  At the moment the plumbers are in, taking out the old central heating boiler from the utility room and hot water tank in the loft and installing new ones, along with renewing most of the copper pipework.  They are then ripping out the entire bathroom suite and fitting a new one.  Builders had already removed the old kitchen units and yesterday started fitting the new units - they downed tools and left yesterday morning, no idea why, and have yet to put in an appearance today.  Yesterday morning there was lots of drilling going on all morning, it drove me to distraction and we just had to go out straight after lunch as I couldn't stand the noise anymore.  

I know there will be an end to it, but it doesn't make it any easier actually coping with the noise right here and now.  There is nowhere I can go in the house and nothing I can do to escape the noise, and it's the noise more than anything that really gets on my nerves.  The only thing we can do to get away from the noise is to go out in the car.  And that's just not possible every day.  Yes I know it'll all stop eventually, but I feel like slapping the next person who tells me that (you don't actually live here with the noise!!).

In other news....well, there isn't any really.  Mum's not been at all well since her fall and hospitalisation last week.  Husband is back to normal - well, normal for him.  I'm still not sleeping (what a surprise).  Got some banking and budgeting stuff to do today, that'll be fun (not).  That's if I can concentrate.  And I can't go somewhere else that's quiet to do it, as I need the internet, and I don't do banking on my phone.

Just kill me now (that's a joke!!!).


  1. I totally understand!!!

  2. I understand !!!! Have been traveling to home state to doc and for tests and realizing have to change to new home-leavin doc after 27 years etc etc-won’t see friends etc. heart breaking
    Must be done! Take care

  3. Noise just eats into my head and building noise is the worst kind. I have tried earplugs and headphones in the past but they only seem to strain it a little.

  4. It's like noise torture, a terrible thing to have to live with day in and day out, and though you know it'll end eventually, that doesn't help with the day to day. I'm afraid I don't have any advice, it must be awful having it going on and on and that on top of all the worry with your mum. Thinking of you and sending lots of love xx

  5. Continual noise is exhausting! Thinking of you.

  6. I can understand my love, it wears you down, doesn't it? Here is hoping for a fast ending.

    Hugs! xx

  7. If you knew their timetable you could stay in when they don't appear and go out when they do!
    Hope it is not too much longer now for you. x


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