B and I are planning a move when our lease is up in the fall. I like our apartment, I love its location close to everything in the city. One major drawback of our apartment is also its location... on one of the busiest streets in the city. This street runs through at least three cities (if not more), and connects to a major highway and crosses under a major hospital.
We were talking on our respective cell phones today, B at the apartment and me walking down our street, a good four blocks away. I heard VERY loud sirens on his end, and faint sirens on mine. Sure enough, down came the motorcycled police officers who stopped traffic to leg eight full tour buses drive by.
Someone please explain that to me.
Not so great for maintaining a quiet apartment.
We often joke that in order to sleep in our next apartment, we will need to make a CD (like Whale Sounds or Ocean Breezes or Enya) that will lull us to sleep, but with city sounds. Here are some of the sounds we will need:
Fire truck/ambulance horns (we all know these are much more abrasive than car horns)
Loud rap music
Loud hard rock
Loud any other type of music, especially if blasted after midnight
Large truck hitting a curb or pothole
Bus (and bus kneeling noise)
Bottle/can collectors with clinking glass going through our garbage
Drunk people having half hour conversations trying to convince other drunk people to go home with them
Truck drivers arguing with each other
Thumpy the upstairs neighbor
Opera singer who only practices at 7 AM on weekends
Loud cell phone talkers
The man who walks down the street singing to his parrot (perched on his shoulder - true story)