...that are driving me up a tree today.
There are three companies hauling trash away from this apartment and others that share the alley below my window. Two make pickups twice a week. Therefore, I can count on noise -- and dust -- from monster disposal trucks on a daily basis. The trucks have noisy mechanical devices to lift the bins, and loud, shrill beepers that sound when they back up;
My neighbor, the demented pianist, has been playing "Star Eyes" (a tune I love) for the last two hours. He has yet to get the chord progressions right, and seems not to know the bridge;
It's gas-powered leaf-blower day;
Someone is using a table saw somewhere nearby;
My fan has developed an annoying tick, probably a sign of imminent failure.
If the big things don't drive me mad, you may be sure the little things will.
15 hours ago