Is this some sort of joke?

I know, I know, I complain about the noise on my street...but after a year of listening to my neighbors renovate, I think anyone would agree that I am entitled to. Well today, I came home from a workout and discovered that our entire courtyard is full of chainsaws and leaf blowers as they are trimming all the trees in our courtyard!!! I can not believe it. It is like some sort of sick joke, and it seems that I am going to have to escape for a few hours, but it makes me crazy, as I am on deadline, and would really like to be able to work from my home office!!

When I used to wistfully talk about living in NYC, everyone I know would always say...but it's so noisy, and polluted and expensive!! Well, I got news for you, this is the noisiest year I have ever endured, the pollution is actually worse in L.A. than it is in NYC, and with the price of gas and no public transport...I think the prices compare.

But yes, L.A. has sunshine and great Mexican food, and apparently palm trees that require annual pruning at ear splitting decibels. Oh well, it looks like I might be taking Mabel and I to lunch at Larchmont!

At this rate, the only writing I will be getting done is more ranting, and well, I think we've all had enough of that!

Maybe this is why some writers write at dawn...before the city wakes up...or after the city has gone to sleep...hmmmm...might have to give it a try!


A. said...

Chain saws are like fingernails on the chalkboard!

Thought I'd pop in and read some of your blog posts as I am still mourning the loss of 'our' wonderful writing class :( I miss getting to read everyone's work far more than I thought I would... so have been enjoying your posts!

I have the opposite problem, I can't write when things are too quiet...

Have you tried ear plugs? At the farm store we always buy the one-time use foam kind which come in indivdiual packs inside of a big box...(they are cheap) you could probably pick some up whereever chain saws are sold... HA.

I hope things quiet down for you ;) Andrea

Gina Sorell said...

Andrea! Great to hear from you! I miss our class too, and Rochelle!!

I think I might have to try those ear plugs! Thanks for the tip.

Happy writing...and thanks for reading the blog!


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