As most of you guys know we live in a town-house in a very nice spot, backing up to a lovely golf course.
Lots of trees around us, and lots of green spaces and walking paths. Simply said: It is a perfect place to live. Or, is it???
I used to think so, but I don't know anymore. NOT since we got the neighbors from hell next door. It started over a year ago when our neighbor to the south decided to sell his house. He was an older, single man, never any problems with him. OK, every once in a while we would hear him take a shower at 2 AM, but not more than that. Anyway, he sold the place to a young guy, and he in his turn, has room-mates, at least three people that we know of. But new people come and go all the time. Needless to say the easy, quiet days were over as soon they moved in. We think they are between 23-27 years old. The music started blasting at night, they drank beer and screamed in the back. Awful! The worst time was probably when they threw a party about a year ago, and we could hear everything. Including the vomiting sounds from their bathroom. Yes, the cops came that night. My neighbor E(now ex-neighbor) called for them. It was party-time both inside and outside, on the golf course in the back and in the common area up front.
Not much sleep for anybody that night,let me tell you. THAT is the worst party, of all their parties. A little, tiny bit of revenge came in the morning after that blow-out. Sweden played Finland in the Olympic Hockey finale at 8 AM. I was up, and ready to watch the game in front of the TV. AND, we all know what a dream game that was!!! Every time Sweden scored a goal I rushed out to the deck and SCREAMED out of happiness, and I aimed the screams to the neighbors house!!! AND, when we got the gold I ran out and just shouted out my happiness for all that it was worth. Fun! But, anyway, I was not going to talk about hockey golds here...
Things gradually seemed to be better next-door, no big parties, no blasting music...Good and fine.
Until recently...Our ex-neighbors E and B, the ones that used to call the cops on the said neighbors, did sell their place...AND they sold their place TO FRIENDS OF THE AWFUL neighbors!!! How could they???? THANK YOU EVER SO DARN MUCH!!! So, right before Christmas a new set of 25 year olds moved in to E and B's old place. A young couple bought it, and as far as we all know they have about 3 room-mates as well. The parking situation on our already cramped street is getting worse and worse. The new people, and the "old" neighbors park illegal all the time.
BUT enough is enough, now all of us old, and seasoned, neighbors are taking action. As soon as they park illegal we'll have them towed, as soon as they'll throw a huge party again, we'll call the cops. NO MERCY!
Yes, they did throw a double-party the other night. And it was nothing but damn awful! All night long it was music, screaming and drunk people everywhere. One of our old and seasoned and good neighbors actually saw people peeing on my rose bushes...And outside one resident there was puke on their side-walk. Nice, huh?
But, as I said now the police are informed, and the home association. No more crap!
I am telling you though, that as soon as the times are better on the real estate market Peter and I are out of here.
TOO BAD, in a way, because I love this place...I love all my lovely, and good neighbors...Neighbors that have also become Really and incredible good friends. I love my house, I love the view...It will be sad as hell to leave. But, on the other hand I am so ready for single family home living. And, oh yes, my dream house here in Reston is STILL FOR SALE!!!