Monday, April 23, 2007

A recycled post...

I've written about this before... and today I have write about it again. And since it's Monday, I'm lazy. I'm just going to recycle this post from November 20, last year...

Noise polution

Monday morning. The first day of the week (or the second, depending on what calender you use...). Monday mornings have to start smooth, or the whole week will be bad. Or so it seems.

Therefor I think there should be a total ban on grass blowers to be used before... hm... let's say Tuesday afternoons (or NEVER).

I had never seen (or heard!!) a grass blower before I moved here. Old fashioned rakes are obviously out... When we lived in an apartment complex, the gardeners came blowing every second day. These blowers make the most annoying noise that gives you an instant headache. I couldn't wait to get out of that place to get some peace and quiet in our own house (where grass blowers were to be forbidden).

Only to realize the first week that we hadn't thought about when we got the house... On the other side of the fence of our garden... an apartment complex.... and they have gardeners that come with... the darn GRASS BLOWERS every second day.

Starting Monday mornings.

They've been blowing for almost an hour.

Where are my earplugs??


Isle Dance said...

All that should be illegal:

Formal lawns & landscaping
(meadows & wildflowers instead)

All gas/motor/power gadgets
(MAN-powered tools instead)


Annika said...

Ähum..I've been out using mine today...but it wasn't that early in the morning, and it was only for maybe 5 minutes. I am sure I disturbed the golfers on the golf course. Mrs Annoying!!!

JaCal said...

Isle dance - absolutely! At least when you're at home! ;-)

Annika - well, five minutes no problem! ;-) Hours like here drives me nuts (we have an apartment complex next to our back yard and they seem to go on forever...).

Anonymous said...

I still don't get it. Surely a rake would be more efficient?

JaCal said...

The apartment complex next to our backyard is pretty big - so I guess they have decided it's more efficient to blow leaves around. I rather hear the sound of a rake than a blower. And I feel so sorry for the people who have to carry them around.