I've just returned from a walk, not a particularly nice walk because of the noise. It's a nice August day, 64 degrees at 2 pm, it seemed the right thing to do to take a walk.
We seldom need air conditioning so summer means we have the windows and
doors open. People are just plain noisy. There's cars, motorcycles,
bicycles that cause my dog to bark, people in conversation and assorted
I always hope I'm setting off on a nice peaceful walk but that never
seems to happen. The grounds here are beautifully landscaped but that
means noise. Today it was riding mowers, push mowers, hedge clippers,
and leaf blowers. I've never understood why it takes 4 men in a group
to blow leaves. It's four times the noise and I'm sure leaves can't be
that hard to blow. There's also the fresh cut grass that causes me to
sneeze and make more noise.
Summer is time to update the complex. There are painters and aluminium
ladders everywhere you look. They also power wash the buildings during
In just a few weeks it will be time to close up the house and wait for
the rain to begin. I suspect if I walk during that time it will be
peaceful and quiet but I've never enjoyed walking the the cold rain.
I've decided I need to call a meeting of the complex management,
landscape management, and Mother Nature. This plan isn't working. We
need some changes.