What kind words! Thank you, dragonlady!
Here's my next aggravation: I moved into my neighborhood 11 years ago, and marveled at how quiet it was. My (then) high school son hated it because it was toooo quiet, in his estimation; the heck with it that it was within 3-4 blocks walking distance of his high school (he was just going into 9th grade). People who visited at how quiet the neighborhood was; I was really tickled with my purchase. Then....some people moved in 2 doors down from me who had a lot of visitors...young people....and here came the bumping, thumping speakers. Eventually, they quieted down and the visitors decreased. Hallelujah! My used-to-be next door neighbors (I called them 'The Darlings') then lost their home to foreclosure. I thought I was happy that they were gone....4 boys, from toddler to teenager.... a few minor problems that I handled with little difficulty. Then came a quiet, religious familly, but they didn't stay long. They were replaced by a single woman who was pretty invisible, and had a noisy male friend who would arrive to bumping and thumping music. He, eventually, disappeared (I thought I was in really good shape, then), but not long after, I started hearing the bumping, thumping again. Came to find out that it was HER!!! I could not believe my eyes!!! You usually don't hear women coming down the street with that kind of noise....usually just guys needing attention. I am in shock and awe. I have a great sound system in my car, too, but I don't feel the need to bang it. The main difference seems to be that, at least, when the woman pulls into her driveway that she seems to turn the noise off shortly after she gets into the driveway....the gentleman friend didn't. She jusst gives me about 5 seconds of booming....which seems like 30 minutes. What to do, what to do? She is interfering with my enjoyment of my property. Growl, grumble.....!