A Rainy Wednesday Morning

As I’m writing this Stanley is asleep beside me. I mean half on my chest, the rest of him sprawled over my stomach. He is comfy. I’m not.

It’s raining. We got up early so Stanley had a chance to do his thing which, for some reason, always includes him running to the corner of the yard, trying to climb the fence, and barking like mad regardless of the hour. I didn’t hush him this morning. I let him bark to his heart’s content.

My neighbors deserved it.

My neighbors are party animals. This is the same woman who checks on me periodically and annoys me no end. For the entire week they have had company. It was Holy Week in San Antonio which means fiesta is just around the corner. I don’t know if it was Holy Week or the fiesta part that induced all of the parties, but I had people parking in my driveway, trying to turn around almost on my yard, and blocking me whenever I tried to leave my house. (The nerve of me!)

The celebrations went on until 3 o’clock in the morning for the past five days. I could’ve slept through it had it not been for Stanley, who decided to bark whenever a surge of music came over the fence. Or someone parked in the driveway. Or someone went to their car. He was not a happy camper.

I think I’ve figured out why the woman checks on me all the time. I’m an introvert. I’m a loner. I’m happy as a clam living by myself with my snarfy dog, being visited by my son and a few friends. I don’t have parties. I don’t go to parties. Evidently, there’s something drastically wrong with me.

Fiesta starts in a few days, so I think this might go on until the beginning of May. I hope Stanley holds out. For me, I have earphones and some measure of patience. We’ll see how long that lasts.


6 thoughts on “A Rainy Wednesday Morning”

  1. Usually I don’t comment but your situation with the neighbor reminded me how I had stop a couple of people ” making me their weak Fallguy” and that is what your neighbor is doing. Why? So they can tell friends what a “thoughtful and caring” person they are.Yuk! I finally stopped their annoying behavior by saying” Please don’t knock on my door unless You have an emergency I can help with.” Sure they thought and probably told others how ungrateful I am for their unsolicited help. Awe Pooie!
    Don’t apologize and use your Wingman Stanley,he’s happy to help,saying it just makes him upset when someone knocks out of the blue AND you have all the family and Emergency Response you need. Whew this was too long …sorry touchy subject..
    If the neighbor respected you,it would have been proper to notify you and give you permission to contact her in case of a concern. You and Stanley stand tough together! I’m rooting for you!

  2. My favorite is we use to have a neighbor that would shoot regular fireworks at our roof on the 4th, during the dry, drought season in the summer. Our neighborhood is like a war zone the whole week of the 4th. I would get so upset because I would have to stand outside with a hose to make sure our house did not start on fire and then peel my cats from the ceiling because they were so scared. Plus they had no respect for my neighbor who was a Vietnam Vet who suffered terribly from PTSD. Thank god they finally moved!!

  3. You have very rude neighbors. I live across the street from a church and there is always something going on there. They do get on my nerves sometimes.
    We are having beautiful weather here in Northern California. The sun is shining.

  4. Is there not a noise abatement law there? I completely understand. My husband and I love to just be left alone and quiet. We have our places we go together and our quiet music. We have our sweet rescue cat, Seamus, and fortunately our neighbourhood is very, very quiet. I don’t know how you stand it.

  5. Sounds to me that u are normal and the nabors are very rude. I also live alone and I love the peace and quite so u are in the right and the nabors need to have some respect for your privacy.

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