Monday, December 22, 2008

The Rodents Come to Me

(Shokufeh, stop reading now.)

So I've been too busy rodent wrangling to blog. Today I liberated a squirrel from an office at work. Friday night I liberated two mice from my apartment.

And of course, just now while I way lying here on my bed, minding my own business, ready to go to sleep, I heard a rustling.

Mouse number three is hanging out behind my bookcase.


Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Happy Ending

So, I just had a long chat with my downstairs neighbor. I heard the bass and went down and knocked. He was super nice and responsive when I talked to him about the bass traveling up. Yay! It was much better to talk in person than to leave a note. Glad it worked out this way.

It feels good to be grown-up about potential conflicts and not escalating things out of frustration. I think this could be a happy sanctuary for studying and lesson planning once again. And there's a new neighbor friend to boot.


Monday, December 01, 2008

Miss Manners

I've just written a polite note to my neighbor downstairs about the possibility of turning down the bass on his stereo.

I tried ringing the bell to talk to him in person, but, of course, because of the loud music he couldn't hear me at the door. I'm going to wait and run the note by my roommate before taping it to his door.

I think it is quite a polite message, but it seems wise to get a second opinion and make sure that's actually true and not just wishful thinking on my part.