Wednesday, April 8, 2009

So I'm a witch

Maybe my pregnancy hormones are raging more than I would like to believe.

I live in a very quiet neighborhood ..but nearly everyone has issues on my street. We whimsically refer to it as Wisteria Lane. One neighbor is living with the other neighbors ex ..and the kids walk back and forth for visitation. Lots of drama, blah blah. My neighbor directly next door is the weirdest ...single dad ..2 kids. Except that he got remarried and moved to a different city 2 years ago and left his 15 year old in the house by herself so she could finish high school. So. My neighbor is a 15 (now 16) year old that lives alone in a $200k house. Um. I find it difficult to not call social services. Anyway.

The 16 year old is usually very quiet. Sometimes makes poor choices and we all watch out for her (leaving the garage door open all night, etc.). The last 3 nights, however, have been hellish. The first two nights, she had a few friends in the driveway and talked very loudly until 3:30 am. So loudly, that I felt like they were in my bedroom. I got progressively more annoyed until I opened the window and told her to take it inside because she was driving me nuts. Last night ..she had a party. 20 cars in the neighborhood. Music so loud the bass was shaking my house. Car horns? Honking non-stop. Just for the fun of it. Remote lock the car. Remote unlock the car. Outside running around and screaming like banshees. Until 6:15 a.m. I was pissed ..wanted to call the cops. Monk wouldn't let me. Neither of us slept for 5 minutes all night. I was LIVID by 6:30 a.m. and had to get up at 7:00 a.m. for work.

I had fantasies about egging the cars that were left over on the street. Then pulling in the driveway and honking my horn every 30 seconds until they were all awake and miserable. I was determined to call the abandoning father. Called another neighbor instead ...yeah ..they heard it ...only woke them up once or twice though. Another neighbor? Slept through the entire thing. WTF?

So I called another neighbor ..and had her call the dad to tell him that we were ticked ...and that he needed to be around to supervise more. He's all kinds of pissed off and is supposedly coming into town to deal with the whole situation. I'm sure his house is trashed.

And now I'm scared. And feel like I'm 90. Because seriously? When did I turn into the old lady that called and told parents about the party instead of the girl that's having the party??


strongblonde said...

i'm a total loser, then. in college i called the cops on the guys above me who were having a party. i was so pissed. i had to work the next am and really needed to get some sleep. then they came downstairs to tell me how awful it was someone called the cops.'re officially old and crotchedy when you call the cops on a party in UNDERGRAD!

i hope he comes home and straightens things out. i would have called him. seriously...who does he think he is leaving his 16 year old at home? questionable father??

Searching for Serenity said...

No you're not!! Your frustration is totally justified. That is unacceptable. I've noticed that my tolerance for situations like this is very low.

You did the right thing. Hopefully the irresponsible father will step up and deal with it.

Mermaid said...

I stopped being cool long ago. I'd have called the cops by about 1am. NOTHING interrupts my sleep. Except babies :)

That poor girl is in a horrible situation. That father should be ashamed.

SS said...

That would totally make me feel old too! I actually had a simialr experience at a hotel we were staying at, we felt SO OLD when we were calling just after midnight to complain of the noise.

SO sorry you lost a night of sleep. This is the time you really need to store up on as much sleep as you can!!