BTRIPP (btripp) wrote,

First heat, now noise ...

OK ... I may have to scrap my "useful activity" plans for my office (I have three specific things that I really do want to get done), but for some reason it sounds like the Elves from the "Elves and the Shoemaker" story have taken up residence in the unit above me and are trying, with their little hammers, to engrave something on the marble floors up there (yes, I've been up there before, and they have nice black marble floors). I can't figure out what's going on ... the sound is a bit more definitive than, say, dropping a bag of marbles, but thre are at least three or four separate tapping patterns which come and go ... 30 seconds of silence and then a minute of frenetic tapping, then silence again, then more tapping! The only thing I can think of is that one of the kids is home from college and has some friends over and they're playing some sort of game (I'm thinking of Hungry Hippos that my kids have ... but probably, due to the age difference, involving a bong somehow) while lying around on the floor!

Arrrgh ... there has been so much construction going on around us that you would think that I could tune it out (heck, I can usually tune it out when the kid directly over me is killing time dribbling a basketball!), but the "waves" of "little hammers" is like Chinese water torture ... you tense up during the silences just waiting for the next flurry of tapping. Man, this sucks!

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